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Zelenskyy reveals agreements with several countries on security assurances

Zelenskyy reveals agreements with several countries on security assurances President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukraine has agreements with several other countries to conclude a security assurance deal. Such documents have already been signed with Britain, Germany, and France, states Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"We have three agreements. Today we had a conversation with several other countries, and we have an agreement on security arrangements. We even specified some nuances where there were questions or disagreements. Several more deals have been agreed upon. We will increase these security assurances," Zelenskyy said in an interview following his participation in the Munich Security Conference.

Zelenskyy also noted that the Ukrainian and American teams are already working on an agreement between Ukraine and the United States.

"There have already been two stages of negotiations. I see this as a positive thing in the near future," he said, adding that these agreements will not be an alternative to an aid package from the United States.

According to Zelenskyy, the agreement with the United States is a very important, completely different, additional assistance that Ukrainians will be able to count on, not for a year or two, but for 10 years. However, the ten-year term of the security assurances agreement, the president added, does not mean that the war will continue in Ukraine during this time.

"No, this means that these countries are with us, these are security assurances if the aggression returns, even after the war is over. It's not just weapons, it's also reconstruction, etc. Therefore, it is very important that we have such long-awaited and long-term security arrangements with our partners," he added.

Security assurances for Ukraine

At the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the G7 countries signed a declaration on security assurances for Ukraine, which was later joined by several dozen other countries. This declaration stipulates that the signatory country agrees to conclude a bilateral treaty with Ukraine.

The treaty covers not only military assistance, but also financial and economic support, as well as the restoration of Ukraine. In addition, the agreements provide a guarantee of assistance to Ukraine in the event of repeated Russian aggression.

The first such agreement was signed in January with the UK. This week, the documents were signed with Germany and France. In addition, presidential spokesperson Serhiy Nykyforov announced the signing of agreements with two more NATO countries.