NewsUnited States and Ukraine to sign historic security pact tomorrow

United States and Ukraine to sign historic security pact tomorrow

Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden
Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden
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1:09 PM EDT, June 12, 2024

"Our negotiations have concluded, and we will sign this agreement tomorrow," the White House confirmed on Wednesday.

- Our negotiations have concluded, and we will sign this agreement tomorrow - announced National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Wednesday.

The agreement is meant to "Our goal here is straightforward. We want to demonstrate that the U.S. supports the people of Ukraine, that we stand with them, and that we’ll continue to help address their security needs, not just tomorrow but out into the future," said Sullivan.

So far, 15 other countries have signed similar bilateral agreements with Ukraine, according to the decisions made at last year's NATO summit in Vilnius.

Information that the agreement could be signed on Thursday was already reported by CNN on Wednesday.

Months of negotiations, culmination tomorrow

The agreement resulted from months of negotiations between the USA and Ukraine. The United States is expected to continue training Ukrainian armed forces for up to 10 more years. The agreement will also include "more cooperation in the production of weapons and military equipment, the continued provision of military assistance and greater intelligence sharing" - according to CNN.

However, the commitment is expected to be an "executive agreement," according to the station’s sources. This means that the agreement "making it less formal than a treaty and not necessarily binding for any future presidents".

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