15:06 23.02.2024

Ukraine, Denmark sign security agreement - President's Office

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Ukraine, Denmark sign security agreement - President's Office

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen signed an agreement on security cooperation and long-term support in Lvov.

Zelenskyy's press service said the document is a follow-up to the Vilnius Declaration.

According to the agreement, in 2024 Denmark will provide military support to Ukraine in the amount of at least EUR 1.8 billion.

In addition, Denmark's Ukraine Fund, totaling EUR 8.5 billion, will cover support from 2023 to 2028 and provide a comprehensive framework for long-term military and civilian assistance.

Denmark will provide support to Ukraine during the ten years of this agreement.

The document provides for ongoing military assistance in various areas in coordination and cooperation with relevant international partners and agencies, focusing on air power and air defense, maritime security, mine clearance, technology and drones, as well as other key capabilities and pressing needs of Ukraine.

Among other things, Denmark will support efforts to ensure a holistic F-16 capability through the air coalition, in particular by providing fighters, munitions, trainers and training, as well as contributing to the long-term maintenance of the fighters and the creation of appropriate conditions in Ukraine.

Danish partners will cooperate with Ukraine to counter Russian cyber aggression, cyber espionage and hybrid warfare.

Denmark will also continue to actively engage with the city of Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv region to support their reconstruction, sustainability and reform.

In addition, the agreement reaffirms Denmark's support for Ukraine's future membership of the EU and NATO, in particular by supporting Ukraine's reform plans and the compatibility of its Defense and Security Forces with the Alliance. The parties confirm that Ukraine is an integral part of Euro-Atlantic and global security. Ukraine, for its part, undertakes to implement the reforms determined by the EU, IMF and NATO.

In the event of a future armed attack by Russia on Ukraine, the agreement provides for consultations within 24 hours to determine appropriate next steps.

The document provides for the possibility of extending the validity period by common decision of the parties.