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Zelenskyy signs security agreement with France

Zelenskyy signs security agreement with France President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and French leader Emmanuel Macron have signed a bilateral agreement on security commitments for Ukraine, according to a press conference by the leaders of both countries.

What is known about it

The respective document was signed by Zelenskyy and Macron at the Elysee Palace.

"We are determined to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine for Russia to lose the war," Macron said after signing the document.

Commitments from Germany

Earlier, the head of state signed a security agreement with Germany. He signed the respective document with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The agreement covers "long-term commitments to the security and support of Ukraine."

Zelenskyy's visit to Germany and France

Earlier, the Office of the President announced that Volodymyr Zelenskyy would visit Germany and France on February 16-17, where he would hold talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron.

In addition, on February 17, the head of the Ukrainian state will speak on the main stage of the Munich Security Conference and will also hold a series of bilateral meetings on its sidelines. More details about the Munich conference, its agenda, and who will participate this year can be found in the material of RBC-Ukraine.

Zelenskyy also has planned negotiations with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Czech President Petr Pavel, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and other leaders of states and major businesses.

With whom commitments have been previously signed

The first country with which Ukraine signed the respective security guarantees was the United Kingdom. Thus, on January 12 in Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signed a bilateral security document called the Agreement on Security Co-operation between the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and Ukraine.

This was the first bilateral agreement within the framework of the declaration of support for Ukraine adopted at the NATO Vilnius Summit between Ukraine, G7 members, and the acceding states.

The document consists of 9 parts and provides guarantees of financial, military, and other types of support, and its term of validity is ten years with the possibility of extension. More details about what exactly the British security commitments provide were written by RBC-Ukraine in a separate material.