Ukraine and Belgium concluded an agreement on security guarantees


In Brussels, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo signed a bilateral agreement agreement on security cooperation and long-term support.

Belgium will allocate at least 977 million euros for military aid to Ukraine this year. Such an obligation, as well as the readiness to provide support to our country during the ten-year term of the agreement, are enshrined in this document.

For the first time, such a security agreement specifies the specific number of military aircraft that will be provided to Ukraine - 30 F-16s by 2028. At the same time, the first fighters should be delivered already this year.

Belgium guarantees that it will provide timely security assistance, modern military equipment and weapons, taking into account the needs of Ukraine in the field of air force and air defense, maritime security, demining and within the coalition on munitions and will facilitate military training.


Separate sections of the document are devoted to bilateral cooperation in the defense industry, support for the Ukrainian peace formula, strengthening of sanctions, compensation for damages, bringing the aggressor to justice, using confiscated Russian assets for Ukraine's needs, and assistance in economic recovery and reconstruction. Cooperation in the areas of intelligence, cyber security and combating disinformation will be deepened.

In the agreement, Belgium clearly confirms its support for Ukraine's future membership in the EU and NATO.

Belgium is the 11th country with which Ukraine concluded a bilateral security agreement to implement the provisions of the G7 Joint Declaration adopted in Vilnius on July 12 last year. In total, 32 states have already joined the declaration. Before that, Ukraine signed bilateral agreements with Great Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia and Spain.

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