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Umerov clarifies how new agreement with Britain differs from Budapest Memorandum

14 January, 2024 Sunday
15:40

Ukrainian Defense Minister Umerov has outlined how the security agreement inked by the Ukrainian President and the British Prime Minister on January 12 is distinct from the 1994 Budapest Memorandum

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Rustem Umerov shared these insights on the telethon, ArmiyaInform reports.

In explaining the differences, the Defense Minister emphasized that the recent agreement addresses the liberation of Ukrainian territories up to the 1991 borders and applies the Peace Formula.

Umerov highlighted the comprehensive nature of the new agreement, stating, "Our delegation successfully secured a comprehensive document that binds all aspects of Ukraine's future security."

He clarified that this agreement is different from the Budapest Memorandum, citing the provision that allows each party to initiate consultations. These consultations are scheduled 3-4 times a week and will occur in a combined format, including online sessions and delegation visits to Ukraine.

The Defense Minister revealed ongoing efforts to negotiate similar agreements with G7 countries and other states.

"Of course, each country has its unique characteristics, but the path taken with Britain will make it possible to enhance collaboration with other partners," said Rustem Umerov.

  • On January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Kyiv for a working visit, during which an Agreement on Security Cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was signed by Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Rishi Sunak.
  • Retired British Army Colonel and military expert Glen Grant commented on January 12 that the security agreement is historic.
  • Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal provided details about the security agreement with Great Britain on January 13.
     
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