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In Lviv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Mette Frederiksen signed an Agreement on security cooperation and long-term support

23 February 2024 - 14:28

In Lviv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Mette Frederiksen signed an Agreement on security cooperation and long-term support

In Lviv, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen signed an Agreement on security cooperation and long-term support between Denmark and Ukraine.

The document builds on the provisions of the Joint Declaration adopted by Ukraine and the members of the Group of Seven in Vilnius on July 12, 2023, which was immediately joined by all Nordic countries.

According to the agreement, Denmark reiterates its unwavering support for Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders as of 1991.

Denmark’s security commitments reflect a strategic choice and involve comprehensive support to Ukraine’s inherent right of self-defense against Russia’s full-scale war of aggression and deterrence of future Russian aggression.

The document sets out the main components of Denmark's security commitments to Ukraine, including long-term military and financial assistance, and outlines the priority areas of bilateral security cooperation in the military and non-military spheres, including political, financial, humanitarian sphere, and reform efforts.

According to the agreement, in 2024, Danish military support will amount to at least EUR 1.8 billion. In addition, Denmark’s Ukraine Fund, totaling EUR 8.5 billion, covers support in 2023-2028 and serves as a comprehensive framework for the long-term military and civilian support.

Denmark will support Ukraine for ten years of the Agreement.

The document provides for ongoing military assistance in various areas in coordination and cooperation with relevant international partners and institutions, focusing on air force and air defense, maritime security, demining, technology and drones, as well as other key capabilities and urgent needs of Ukraine.

Denmark will support efforts in securing a holistic F-16 capacity through the Air Force Capability Coalition, including with the donation of fighter jets, ammunition, simulators and training as well as contributing to the long-term maintenance of the fighter jets and the establishment of the proper facilities in Ukraine.

The partners will cooperate to enable Ukraine to counter Russian cyber aggression, cyber espionage and hybrid warfare.

Denmark will also continue to actively engage with the city of Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv region to support their reconstruction, resilience and reforms.

In addition, the agreement reaffirms Denmark's support for Ukraine's future membership in the EU and NATO, in particular by supporting Ukraine's reform plans and the interoperability of its Defense and Security Forces with the Alliance. The parties reaffirm that Ukraine is an integral part of Euro-Atlantic and global security. Ukraine, for its part, commits to implementing the reforms set out by the EU, IMF and NATO.

In the event of a future armed attack on Ukraine by Russia, the agreement provides for consultations within 24 hours to determine the appropriate next steps.

The document is valid for 10 years from the date of signing and provides for the possibility of extending the term of validity by joint decision of the parties.