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What will happen to US-Ukraine security agreement if Trump becomes president: diplomat explains

13 June, 2024 Thursday
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Ukraine's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Oleksandr Levchenko says that ratification of the US-Ukraine security agreement could take years

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He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"Ratification can take a year and a half. If Trump becomes president of the United States, he will take office in January of next year. That is, it will be in effect until that moment. But we still have 7.5 months, and in those 7.5 months we will get a lot from the United States," Levchenko said. 

According to the diplomat, Trump may revise the security agreement between the US and Ukraine.

"I do not rule out that Trump may say that it needs to be strengthened, that it is insufficient and does not meet Ukraine's needs to defeat Russia," Levchenko suggested.

Trump may withdraw from security agreement with Ukraine: what is known

The Washington Post reports, citing its own sources, that former US President Donald Trump may terminate the bilateral security agreement with Ukraine if he wins the US election.

It is noted that officials hope that the security agreement will overcome political differences within the United States.

However, they acknowledge that Donald Trump or any future US president could withdraw from the legally binding executive agreement, as it is not a treaty and will not be ratified by Congress.

  • On May 15, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the security agreement between the United States and Ukraine demonstrates to the world and to Putin that many countries will continue to help Ukraine and will do so in the long run to deter Russia.
  • On June 13, US and Ukrainian presidents Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskyy sign a bilateral security agreement at the G7 summit.
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