Ukraine strengthens defense network with new European security agreements

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the leaders of the Scandinavian countries during the Ukraine-Northern Europe summit in Sweden, May 31, 2024
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the leaders of the Scandinavian countries during the Ukraine-Northern Europe summit in Sweden, May 31, 2024

During the recent Ukraine-Northern Europe summit in Stockholm on May 31, Ukraine finalized three additional security agreements with Sweden, Iceland, and Norway, collectively committing over 14 billion euros in military aid to Kyiv.

Starting with the first such document signed with Great Britain in January 2024, Ukraine has already concluded 15 bilateral security agreements with Western countries.

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These agreements are concluded in accordance with the G7 joint declaration on support for Ukraine and its territorial integrity. The document was signed by the USA, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada, the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission at the NATO summit in Vilnius on July 12, 2023. The document is open for signature by any country. As of May, 24 states signed it.

There are 15 actually concluded substantive agreements instead. All documents are designed for 10 years. The signatory countries undertake to help Ukraine with armaments, reconstruction, compensation for damages from Russian aggression and on the way to the EU and NATO, etc.

Countries with which Ukraine has already signed security agreements:

  • Great Britain, date of sign — 12 January 2024

  • Germany, 16 February 2024

  • France, 16 February 2024

  • Denmark, 23 February 2024

  • Canada, 24 February 2024

  • Italy, 24 February 2024

  • The Netherlands, 1 March 2024

  • Finland, 4 March 2024

  • Latvia, 11 April 2024

  • Spain, 27 April 2024

  • Belgium, 28 May 2024

  • Portugal, 28 May 2024

  • Sweden, 31 May 2024

  • Iceland, 31 May 2024

  • Norway, 31 May 2024

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