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9 priorities: EU provided details of security guarantees for Ukraine

Dec 5, 2023

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the European Union discussed long-term security guarantees for Ukraine on Tuesday, December 5.

This is reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.


Reportedly, representatives of the European External Action Service arrived in Kyiv to start consultations on a security guarantee package for Ukraine on behalf of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

The areas of long-term EU assistance were presented by Charles Fries, Assistant Secretary-General for the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European External Action Service, during talks with the Ukrainian delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Defense Yuriy Dzhyhyr.

The package for Ukraine includes nine priorities for future EU security commitments to Ukraine:

  • assistance with military hardware and equipment;
  • training of the Ukrainian military;
  • cooperation with the Ukrainian defense industry;
  • countering cyber and hybrid threats;
  • assistance in demining;
  • implementation of reforms related to the EU accession process;
  • strengthening the ability to control weapons stockpiles;
  • support for nuclear security efforts;
  • intelligence sharing, including satellite imagery.

Fries also emphasized that the EU "tries to ensure that assistance to Ukraine is provided as quickly as it is needed".

As a reminder, Ukraine has repeatedly stated the need for Western countries to provide it with security guarantees. This is necessary to prevent Russia from attacking Ukraine's NATO membership again.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 05/12/2023

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