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Ukraine talks with Canada and Italy on security commitments: Details

Ukraine talks with Canada and Italy on security commitments: Details Photo: Ukraine held talks with Canada and Italy on a bilateral security agreement (Getty Images)

Ukraine held regular rounds of negotiations with Italy and Canada. It is about concluding a bilateral security agreement, according to the President's Office.

Negotiations with Canada

Negotiations with Canada were conducted by a negotiating group led by Igor Zhovkva, deputy head of the Office of the President. The parties discussed the conclusion of a bilateral security agreement. The Canadian delegation was headed by Heidi Hulan, political director of the Ministry of International Affairs of Canada.

The parties continued the discussion of thematic blocks and specific provisions of the relevant agreement.

Negotiations with Italy

With Italy, Ukraine continued work on a bilateral security agreement to implement the G7 Joint Declaration on Ukraine's Support.

"The parties continued to work out the structural blocks and individual provisions of the relevant agreement and coordinated the schedule of further negotiations to finalize the document," the message said.

Security commitments for Ukraine

At the Vilnius NATO summit, the countries of the Group of Seven signed a declaration on the security commitments of Ukraine, which was subsequently joined by several dozen other countries

This declaration provides for the consent of the signatory country to conclude a bilateral agreement with Ukraine.

The agreement refers not only to military aid but also to financial and economic support, as well as to the restoration of Ukraine. In addition, the agreements provide for a guarantee of assistance to Ukraine in case of repeated aggression by the Russian Federation.

The first such agreement was signed in January with Great Britain. And last week documents were signed with Germany and France.

In addition, the representative of the president, Serhii Nykyforov, announced the signing of agreements with two more NATO countries - Denmark and the Netherlands.