Romanian, Ukrainian Presidents sign security agreement

Romanian, Ukrainian Presidents sign security agreement

The presidents of Romania and Ukraine, Klaus Iohannis and Volodymyr Zelenskyi are signing a security agreement today, on the occasion of the NATO summit in Washington, as announced on Wednesday by the Romanian president during the press conference held in Washington. Klaus Iohannis called for a higher support given to Kyiv in the war with Russia.

“We are signing here in Washington, probably Wednesday morning, the Security Cooperation Agreement between Romania and Ukraine, in the implementation of the G7 Declaration adopted on the sidelines of last year’s NATO Summit. Thus we join the other allies and partners who have already signed this type of bilateral document with Ukraine. At the same time, we will agree at the allied level to increased support for other vulnerable partners affected by the war and Russia’s aggressive behavior, and for us obviously, the greatest importance in this context is given to the Republic of Moldova. And as you will see in the final Declaration, the Republic of Moldova is adequately reflected in the Declaration. It must be supported to counter permanent hybrid attacks from Russia. Consolidating the security of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova means, in the end, increasing our own security and the security of the entire Euro-Atlantic area,” said president Iohannis.
NATO decided to continue the integration process of the Ukrainian army and a support of 40 billion euros for the following year. But above all, it was announced that the transfer of F-16 fighter jets from Denmark and the Netherlands, long requested by Kiev, is underway.
Also, Ukraine will receive five new Patriot defense systems donated by the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania. President Iohannis declared that negotiations are underway to replace the system donated to Ukraine.
In the NATO Summit’s final statement, member countries pledged to support Ukraine on an “irreversible path” to integration and call on China to end all support for Russia’s war against Kiev, according to the final statement of the summit in Washington. Also, the allies ask Moscow to withdraw its troops from the Republic of Moldova and Georgia.

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