Ukraine to get $23 billion in military aid from 12 signed security deals

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine has signed 12 bilateral security agreements with its international partners totaling more than $23 billion in direct military aid, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced on May 30.

Zelenskyy highlighted that three of these deals were signed in recent days.

"Spain, Belgium, Portugal — three more substantial documents confirming long-term support for our people," Zelenskyy wrote in a Telegram post.

The agreements include various modes of defense cooperation, support for Ukraine’s accession to the European Union and NATO, and participation in attracting a broad array of world leaders to the upcoming Global Peace Summit in Switzerland.

Earlier on May 30, Financial Times reported that Zelenskyy and U.S. President Joe Biden would sign a bilateral security agreement during the G7 meeting in Italy, ahead of the Swiss summit scheduled for June 16-17.

As of May, Ukraine has signed 12 bilateral security agreements with the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.

Read also: Spain joins list of countries with security treaties with Ukraine

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