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Head of Presidential Office says Ukraine starts talks with UK on security guarantees

Friday, 11 August 2023, 20:18
Head of Presidential Office says Ukraine starts talks with UK on security guarantees
Andrii Yermak.Photo from the President's Office

On Friday 11 August, Ukraine began bilateral consultations on security guarantees with the United Kingdom.

Source: Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, on air during the 24/7 national joint newscast, quoted by European Pravda

Quote: "Indeed, after our American colleagues, we started [consultations – ed.] with our friends and partners from the UK. This country is one of our main and strategic partners in terms of key assistance."

Details: Yermak noted that 13 countries have already joined the G7 declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine. At the same time, he pointed out that Ukraine had started bilateral consultations on guarantees with the United States.

Yermak stated that the current goal is to have the first bilateral agreements with countries that will provide security guarantees to Ukraine by the end of the year.

Previously: At the NATO summit in Vilnius, G7 countries agreed on a framework document on security guarantees for Ukraine. The leaders did not agree on the specific parameters of the security guarantees but on their framework, and specific bilateral agreements will be signed later.

Background: On 3 August, Ukraine began negotiations with the United States on a bilateral agreement on security guarantees. 

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