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Ukraine and France signed the agreement on security cooperation

France will provide military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, participate in defense and security coalitions, and contribute to Ukraine’s defense industry development. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron signed the treaty during the Ukrainian President’s working visit to France on February 16.

Photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine

“Ukraine and France know how to add strength together to our defense, to our nations, and to our entire Europe. We have prepared and signed an ambitious security agreement (…) This is something that truly confirms that this war that Putin has unleashed against Ukraine and the whole of Europe has no future. But there is a future for our nations, for our common security, for a just peace that everyone in Europe deserves,” stated the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In particular, the signed agreement between Ukraine and France provides for the allocation of €3 billion for Ukrainian defense in 2024, further support for Ukraine’s full membership in NATO, sanctions against Russia for the war launched against Ukraine, and accountability for the Russian political leadership and all war criminals.

The agreement between Ukraine and France also provides for future cooperation in defense production, including the localization and joint production of weapons, as well as the transfer of certain innovative technologies from France to Ukraine. The joint production of drones and electronic warfare was discussed in detail.

Photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine

Furthermore, France plans to continue supporting Ukraine in terms of military equipment supplies, defense industry cooperation, training, intelligence, and assistance to the civilians. In addition, during the meeting of Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron, the next military aid package for Ukraine from France was announced. It includes artillery ammunition, cannons such as Caesar systems, as well as additional air defense reinforcement.

“Ukrainians are fighting not only for their freedom, but also for European security. Our commitment will not waver,” commented the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on X (Twitter).

Earlier in 2024, Ukraine signed similar bilateral agreements with Great Britain and Germany. All three signed treaties follow the agreements reached between Ukraine and members of the G7 group during the NATO Summit in Vilnius in July 2023.