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Zelensky signs security agreement with the EU, Ukraine to receive further military equipment and assistance with reforms

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a security agreement with the European Union, represented by Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen. The pact, which includes clauses on arms supplies, military training, and cooperation in demining and defense industry development, was made official at a European Council meeting in Brussels, Reuters reports.

“Building on existing support, the European Union’s security commitments include predictable, long-term, and sustainable support for Ukraine’s security and defense, including through the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions, as well as wider security commitments, which should be considered in a holistic manner,» the agreement reads.

The document provides for:

  • Sustainable and long-term provision of Ukraine with military equipment and assistance in military training
  • Support for Ukraine’s defense reform
  • Cooperation between Ukrainian and European defense industries
  • Enhanced resilience to hybrid and cyber threats
  • Assistance in demining
  • Civil security sector reform and law enforcement support
  • Countering the proliferation of firearms
  • Support for energy and nuclear security
  • Exchange of intelligence and satellite imagery.

Additionally, the agreement provides for financial and humanitarian assistance to Kyiv and support for its rebuilding efforts and reforms. “The European Union is determined to continue providing Ukraine and its people with all the necessary political, financial, economic, humanitarian, military and diplomatic support for as long as it takes and as intensely as needed,” the agreement reads.

Furthermore, today Zelensky also signed bilateral security agreements with Lithuania, represented by President Gitanas Nauseda, and Estonia, represented by Prime Minister Kaja Kallas.

Earlier, Ukraine signed bilateral security agreements with 19 states, including all G7 members.

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