Ukraine Signed Security Guarantees Agreement with Spain

by Roman Cheplyk
Monday, May 27, 2024
Ukraine Signed Security Guarantees Agreement with Spain

Ukraine and Spain have signed an agreement on security guarantees, marking a significant step in Ukraine’s efforts to secure international support and stability amidst ongoing conflict

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the agreement at a press conference.

"We have now signed a political agreement, which has a very important role. It is an agreement for the future, and it is an example of our determination to provide Ukraine with all the tools to provide Ukraine with stability. We are already the tenth country to sign such an agreement with Ukraine, as part of the G7 declaration last year," emphasized Sanchez.

This agreement is the tenth of its kind for Kyiv, underscoring the increasing international commitment to Ukraine's security.

Sanchez highlighted the comprehensive nature of the security support provided by Spain. "Support, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and demining are the topics covered by the treaty. Spain has provided a lot of support over two years and is committed to another billion euros in support to strengthen Ukraine's capabilities. Of course, this is air defense to protect the civilian population, infrastructures, and cities that continue to suffer from attacks," he added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi noted that Spain will provide €1 billion in military aid to Ukraine this year and €5 billion over the next three years. The support encompasses humanitarian aid, economic recovery and reconstruction, support for Ukrainian reforms on the path to EU and NATO membership, and the strengthening of sanctions against Russia.

In a related development, President Zelenskyi also signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of security with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Germany. According to Zelenskyi's press service, the discussions covered further support for Ukraine in defense, political, and financial spheres, as well as backing Ukraine's EU and NATO membership ambitions.

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