ua en ru

We finalizing work on agreement: Macron on security guarantees for Ukraine

We finalizing work on agreement: Macron on security guarantees for Ukraine President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

France plans to sign a security agreement with Ukraine, similar to what the United Kingdom has done. Work on the document is already being finalized, according to the speech of French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

He has stated that bilateral security guarantees for Ukraine provided by Western allies are a means of pressure on the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

According to the President of France, there is strong coordination between Ukraine and NATO countries. Therefore, the idea was proposed to sign bilateral agreements with some key members of the Alliance, ensuring security without the need for NATO membership.

"Prime Minister Sunak (UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak - Ed.) already made a trip a few days ago and signed such an agreement. We are finalizing work on a similar agreement with Ukraine," adds Macron.

It is worth noting that President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Ukraine to sign the security agreement is planned for February.

Security agreement between the UK and Ukraine

On January 12, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, during his visit to Kyiv, signed an agreement on security guarantees with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Thus, the UK became the first country to sign such an agreement with Ukraine.

The agreement provides guarantees of financial, military, and other types of support.

More details about the document can be found in RBC-Ukraine's material.