Ukraine and Germany forge security cooperation agreement

Friday, 16 February 2024

During President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's visit to Berlin, Ukraine and Germany have signed a bilateral security agreement, extending the G7 declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine.

According to Serhii Nikiforov, President's Press Secretary, details will be disclosed after the briefing between President Zelenskyy and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, scheduled for 12:45 in Berlin. 

Before this, the President's Office announced that the meeting between Zelenskyy and Scholz had commenced, and a signing of the agreement on security cooperation between Ukraine and Germany was planned based on the outcomes.

Фото: Офіс президента
Photo by the Office of the President of Ukraine

"Following the negotiations, the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation in the Security Sphere between Ukraine and Germany is scheduled," the communiqué states. 


Zelenskyy and Scholz will discuss "further support for Ukraine in defence, political, and financial realms," as well as Ukraine's support on the path to the EU and NATO.

Mentions of the possibility of signing the agreement during Zelenskyy's visit to Berlin have also appeared in Western media. From them, it is implied that the agreement is an extension of the G7 framework declaration on the so-called security guarantees for Ukraine, signed on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius.

The signing of the agreement is also planned with France, where Zelenskyy will head after his meetings in Germany. 

Up to this point, within the framework of the declaration, Ukraine has signed one bilateral agreement – with the United Kingdom.

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