Poland and Ukraine agree to promptly begin preparing bilateral security agreement

Poland and Ukraine Agree to Promptly Begin Preparing Bilateral Security Agreement. Photo: president.gov.ua

Poland and Ukraine have agreed to start preparing a bilateral security agreement between the countries as soon as possible. This was announced by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who had a telephone conversation with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk the day before. The conversation focused on the situation in the Kharkiv region, where Russian occupation forces have launched an active offensive, and Ukraine’s need for air defence “to protect Kharkiv and other regions”. 

Also, according to President Zelenskyy, he and the Polish prime minister discussed the threat posed by Russia to gas infrastructure in western Ukraine and ways to counter it.

The parties agreed to start preparing a bilateral security agreement between the two countries as soon as possible. 

“We also instructed the teams to immediately start working on the text of the bilateral security agreement. Between historical partners, it should be as ambitious as possible,” Zelenskyy concluded.

As a reminder, Ukraine has signed bilateral security agreements with nine countries so far. Latvia became the latest signatory. An agreement with Norway is also expected to be signed in the near future.

Earlier, in early May, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the preparation of security agreements with seven countries, including the United States of America.

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