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Ukraine initiates EU consultations on security guarantees

Ukraine initiates EU consultations on security guarantees Ukraine initiates EU consultations on security guarantees (

Ukraine and the European Union held the first round of consultations on collective security guarantees. Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva and Deputy Secretary General for Peace, Security and Defence of the European External Action Service Charles Fries took part in the talks, according to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

"Ukraine's future membership in the EU serves as a robust assurance of security for our nation and the European community as a whole. We greatly appreciate that at this stage we are already discussing concrete steps to enhance our collective security and strengthen Ukraine's resilience," said Zhovkva.

During the consultations, the parties exchanged views on approaches to future security commitments from the EU, focusing on the security and defense segment.

Zhovkva noted the significant contribution of the European Union to strengthening the security and defense capabilities of the country, in particular by supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine through the European Peace Facility and the activities of the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine.

He also presented Charles Fries with the Order of Merit, III class, recognizing his significant contribution to strengthening and supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.


Ukraine has repeatedly stressed the need for Western countries to provide security guarantees to prevent Russia from launching another attack, especially considering Ukraine's NATO aspirations.

In July, the G7 states signed a joint declaration at the NATO summit, voicing support for Ukraine, and providing long-term assistance in security and economy. Many other states have since joined this declaration.

Ukraine also initiated bilateral negotiations on security guarantees with several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Sweden.

Last week, the EU's chief diplomat said the European Union mission was going to present proposals in Kyiv on the security commitments to Ukraine,