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Ukraine and the US sign a 10-year security agreement

Jun 13, 2024

On June 13, U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a 10-year bilateral security agreement aimed at strengthening Kyiv's defense capabilities.

Reuters reports.


The agreement, signed on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, should be a step towards "Ukraine's future membership in NATO" and reaffirms the United States' support for Kyiv in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"To ensure Ukraine's security, both sides recognize that Ukraine needs significant military strength, strong capabilities, and continued investment in its defense industrial base to meet North Atlantic Alliance standards," the text of the agreement reads.

It also enshrines the US intention to provide long-term material, training, and advisory, technical, intelligence, security, defense, institutional, and other support for "the development of Ukrainian security and defense forces capable of defending a sovereign, independent, democratic Ukraine and deterring future aggression."

Author - Olena Madiak, 13/06/2024

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