Media Published G7 Agreement on Ukraine's Security Guarantees

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

G7 countries have agreed a joint framework for providing long-term security guarantees to Ukraine aimed at turning it into a military at protecting it from future aggression by Russia.

The document agreed upon at the NATO summit in Vilnius has been obtained by the Financial Times.

"Today we initiate talks with Ukraine to formalise... our unwavering support for Ukraine, which is defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, rebuilding its economy, protecting its citizens, and aspiring to integration into the Euro-Atlantic community," the statement from the G7 countries reads, adding that talks with Kyiv will commence immediately.

The commitments, to which non-G7 countries are also invited to join, will include the supply of "modern military equipment on land, in the air, and at sea," training of Ukrainian troops, intelligence sharing, and assistance in the field of cyber defence.

In exchange, Kyiv commits to carrying out reforms, including those related to the judicial system and civilian control over the armed forces.

Previously, the British government announced that the G7 countries have prepared long-term security guarantees for Ukraine, which they call historic, and a step towards ending the current phase of the war.

Andrii Yermak, the Head of the Office of the President, believes that security guarantees from Western partners will be provided later, by spring 2024, rather than at the NATO summit in Vilnius.

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