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Ukraine, Belgium sign bilateral agreement on security guarantees and long-term support

28 May, 2024 Tuesday
14:16

On Tuesday, May 28, in Brussels, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo signed a bilateral agreement on security cooperation and long-term support

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This is stated on the website of Ukraine’s Office of the President.

In addition, Belgium will allocate at least €977 million in military aid to Ukraine this year. This commitment, as well as the readiness to support the country during the ten-year term of the agreement, is enshrined in this document.

The statement noted that for the first time such a security agreement specifies a specific number of military aircraft to be provided to Ukraine - 30 F-16s by 2028. At the same time, the first fighters are to be delivered this year.

“Belgium guarantees that it will provide timely security assistance, modern military equipment and weapons, taking into account Ukraine's air force and air defense needs, naval security, mine clearance, as well as within the artillery ammunition coalition. It will also facilitate military training,” the statement said.

At the same time, separate blocks of the document are devoted to bilateral cooperation in the defense industry, support for the Ukrainian peace formula, strengthening sanctions, compensation for damages, bringing the aggressor to justice, using confiscated Russian assets for Ukraine's needs, and assistance in economic recovery and reconstruction. Cooperation in the areas of intelligence, cybersecurity, and countering disinformation will be deepened.

In the agreement, Belgium clearly reaffirms its support for Ukraine's future membership in the EU and NATO.

Belgium has become the 11th country with which Ukraine has signed a bilateral security agreement to implement the provisions of the G7 Joint Declaration adopted in Vilnius on July 12 last year.

A total of 32 states have already joined the declaration. Prior to that, Ukraine signed bilateral agreements with the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, and Spain.

  • The day before, on May 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Spain, where he signed a bilateral security agreement with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Madrid also announced a record €6 billion in military aid to Kyiv.

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