"G7" announces joint 'historic' security guarantees for Ukraine
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed on the margins of the NATO summit in Vilnius on the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine.
Thus, the G7 countries announced long-term security guarantees for Ukraine, which they called "historic". They provide for a number of bilateral security commitments to our state, the goal of which is to "build a Ukraine that can protect its territorial integrity now and in the future".
In particular, they are about increasing security assistance, including, among other things, a larger and faster exchange of intelligence and support to combat cyberattacks and hybrid threats, expansion of training programs for the Ukrainian military, development of Ukraine's industrial base, etc. This is stated in a joint declaration signed by the G7 members during the NATO summit in Vilnius.
The G7 countries have declared long-term guarantees for Ukraine's security. Our country's partners believe that they will be "a step towards ending the current phase of the war".
The signatories of the joint declaration also provided our state with long-term bilateral commitments on Ukraine's security, the goal of which is "to build a Ukraine that can protect its territorial integrity now and in the future".
This is primarily about increasing security assistance to Ukraine from partners. It will include, among other things, more and faster intelligence sharing and support to combat cyberattacks and hybrid threats, expanding training programs for the Ukrainian military, and developing Ukraine's industrial base.
"There can be no repeat of what happened in Ukraine, and this declaration reaffirms our commitment to ensure that Ukraine is not left vulnerable to further barbaric actions by Russia. Supporting Ukraine's move towards NATO, combined with formal, multilateral and bilateral agreements and the overwhelming support of NATO member states, will send a strong signal to President Putin and bring peace back to Europe," British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said before signing the declaration.
Earlier, the British government reported on the preparation of security guarantees.
"The common declaration, which is expected to be signed by all G7 members, will set out the format for allied support for Ukraine in the years ahead in order to end the war and deter or repel any further aggression. This is the first time that so many countries are adopting such a comprehensive agreement," the British government press service noted.
Recall, July 12 in Vilnius is the second day of the NATO summit. Zelensky started it with talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The head of state emphasized that he had come to the NATO summit for three things: security guarantees, invitation to the alliance and weapons. The last of these three items is now the number one priority for Ukraine.