Ukraine-Germany Joint Declaration   

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, May 15, 2023
Ukraine-Germany Joint Declaration   

On May 14, Zelenskyy and Scholz announced a joint statement of the states regarding the present and future of European Ukraine

During Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Germany and meeting with chancellor Scholz, the sides made several joint statements regarding Ukrainian sovereignty and a worldwide approach for long-term peace in Ukraine. 

  • Ukraine and Germany condemn Russian aggression and call on the Kremlin army to immediately and unconditionally withdraw troops from Ukraine in accordance with its internationally recognised borders.
  • "Germany remains unwavering in its commitment to Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity." The state will continue to provide Ukraine with political, financial, humanitarian and military support through its own forces and through the mediation of the G7, NATO, the UN, the EU, and Ramstein.
  • The provision of military equipment to Ukraine and permission to transfer Leopards is a unique decision by Germany. In addition, the state organised maintenance centres for military equipment damaged in the battles in Ukraine and reserved €11 billion for further military support of our state. Germany intends to help our army as much as it needs.
  • Germany provided €5.5 billion for Ukraine through the European Peace Facility and to continue training the Ukrainian military.
  • Germany has invested €17 billion in humanitarian projects to help Ukraine: infrastructure restoration, social support, shelter for more than a million Ukrainian refugees.
  • Germany supports the Peace Formula based on the guarantees of the UN Charter. The state is going to promote PF ideas at the Global Peace Summit.
  • The states established agreements on cooperation in bringing Russia to justice through the Hague Tribunal, increasing sanctions pressure on Russia and countries that continue to cooperate with the aggressor country in circumventing sanctions. In a team with other states, Ukraine and Germany will work on compensation mechanisms for the damage that Russia has caused to Ukraine. This topic will be discussed in Reykjavík on May 16-17.
  • Post-war recovery of Ukraine. "Engaging all relevant partners, including the private sector as well as national and international organisations and financial institutions to secure the financial support, investments and knowledge needed, is essential to ensure a prosperous future for Ukraine." Germany is going to manage affords of the Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform на базі G7. 
  • Strengthening economic cooperation, introducing modern German technologies in various spheres of Ukraine, and modernisation of the energy sector of our country.
  • Assistance in the positive reformation of Ukraine to speed up the start of negotiations regarding Ukraine's accession to the EU.
  • Support for the Ukraine-NATO platform, "thus advancing our common interest in Euro-Atlantic peace, stability and security."

A similar declaration was formed in cooperation with France on the 14th of May. 

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