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Ukraine signs security agreement with Canada

Ukraine signs security agreement with Canada Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Justin Trudeau (press service of the Office of the President)

On the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukraine and Canada have signed a security assurance agreement, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukraine is stronger today than it was two years ago because another security agreement has been signed today, strengthening the positions of the Ukrainian people, especially Ukrainian soldiers.

"We, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, have signed a cooperation agreement on security between Ukraine and Canada. The document provides for Canada's allocation of over 3 billion Canadian dollars in macro-financial and defense assistance to Ukraine in 2024," he said.

The President emphasized that this is a powerful and timely decision, essential to strengthening Ukrainian resilience.

Security assurances for Ukraine

Recall that at the NATO summit in July 2023, G7 countries signed a declaration of security assurances for Ukraine. Several dozen EU and NATO countries later joined it. The declaration envisages the conclusion of a bilateral agreement between the signatory country and Ukraine.

The first security assurance agreement was signed with Britain in January 2024. During his visit to Europe in February of this year, Zelenskyy signed corresponding agreements with Germany and France.

In addition, yesterday, an agreement on security assurances was signed with Denmark. And today, a security agreement was concluded between Ukraine and Italy.