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Ukrainian authorities have begun negotiations with Germany to conclude a bilateral agreement on security guarantees. This was stated by the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
“On instructions from the President of Ukraine and the head of the office of the head of state [Андрея Ермака] Today, the first round of negotiations with the Federal Republic of Germany on bilateral security guarantees began,” the office’s website reports. Deputy head of the presidential office Igor Zhovkva headed the Ukrainian negotiating group.
During the discussion, the parties agreed on the format in which the guarantees would be implemented, as well as what would be included in them. A plan for further actions of Ukraine and Germany within the framework of the upcoming agreement was agreed upon.
Ukraine expects to receive security guarantees from 51 countries. Negotiations began with the USA, France and the UK. The conclusion of such agreements will take place no earlier than 2024. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the guarantees unviable.