Presidential Office: Ukraine to start talks with US on security guarantees
Ukraine has scheduled talks with the United States next week on a bilateral agreement on security guarantees as part of the Joint Declaration of Support for the Ukrainian state. This will provide an opportunity to ensure our country's ability to win now and deter Russian aggression in the future.
This was announced by the head of the Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak, at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, which was held in Ivano-Frankivsk. According to him, these guarantees will be valid until Ukraine gains NATO membership.
Yermak emphasized that Ukraine was already working on bilateral agreements with partners.
"And I will make a small announcement: we are starting relevant negotiations with the United States next week. Security guarantees for Ukraine will be concrete and long-term commitments that will ensure Ukraine's ability to win now and deter Russian aggression in the future. These will be clearly described formats and support mechanisms," he said.
We shall remind you that the second day of the NATO summit is taking place in Vilnius on July 12.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, an invitation to the alliance and weapons. Moreover, the last of these three items is now the number one priority for Ukraine.