Zelenskyy and Rutte signed a security agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands: what it provides for

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Signing of the agreement with the Netherlands
Signing of the agreement with the Netherlands

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte have signed a bilateral security agreement between the two countries. The politicians met on March 1 in Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian guarantor announced this on his Telegram channel. He thanked Rutte for the document, which will strengthen the protection of Ukraine and Kharkiv in particular.

What does the agreement provide for?

The document provides for 2 billion euros of military aid from the Netherlands this year, as well as further defense assistance over the next ten years.

The agreement defines priorities for support in the areas of air defense, artillery, maritime, and long-range assets, with a special emphasis on strengthening the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. "The document contains a powerful military block, which provides Ukraine with modern military equipment and support for the defense industry," the Presidential Office said.

The document defines a 24-hour emergency response mechanism in case of repeated military aggression against Ukraine.


The document formalizes Amsterdam's principled position on strengthening sanctions against Russia, forcing it to compensate for losses and bringing the aggressor to justice.

According to the document, the Netherlands also supports Ukraine's future membership in the EU and NATO.

In the non-military sphere, it is also envisaged to increase assistance to our country in the areas of economic recovery and reconstruction, countering hybrid threats, intelligence, cyber and information security, critical infrastructure, and the fight against organized crime.

Official signing

Thus, as of March 1, Kyiv has security agreements with seven countries: The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands.

The document on the table of the President of Ukraine
Handshake between Rutte and Zelenskyy

The President's Office added that in Kharkiv, Zelenskyy, and Rutte held talks in narrow, expanded formats and in the format of a military cabinet meeting.

They spoke with Defense Minister Rustem Umerov, Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, and Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

The agreement on security cooperation was signed as part of the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine adopted at the NATO Summit in Vilnius.

Talks in Kharkiv

As OBOZ.UA wrote:

– It is the Netherlands that leads the so-called air coalition for our Air Force. According to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, there will be at least 24 F-16 fighters transferred.

– As part of the Czech initiative, Amsterdam will allocate more than 100 million euros to purchase ammunition for the Ukrainian Defense Forces in countries around the world.

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