Today Ukraine began negotiations with the United States on a bilateral agreement about the provision of security guarantees.
The head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak announced this in Telegram.
"This is stipulated by the Joint Declaration on Support for Ukraine, that was agreed at the NATO summit in Vilnius. That is the basis for the development of relevant bilateral agreements. It is symbolic that the USA - our largest strategic partner - became the first country to start this process with. Thus we create a successful model for other partners as well," he noted.
Yermak stated that these security guarantees will strengthen Ukraine's progress towards future membership in the Euro-Atlantic community, including the EU and NATO, that is the ultimate goal and the most reliable security guarantee.
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