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In Paris, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron signed the Agreement on security cooperation between Ukraine and France

16 February 2024 - 22:09

In Paris, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron signed the Agreement on security cooperation between Ukraine and France

During a working visit to France, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an Agreement on security cooperation between Ukraine and France with President Emmanuel Macron.

The document was signed in furtherance of the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine adopted by the G7 member states in Vilnius on July 12, 2023. The agreement will be valid for ten years.

In this document, France reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the strategic objective of a free, independent, democratic and sovereign Ukraine, within its internationally recognised borders as of 1991, capable of defending itself and deterring any future aggression.

Ukraine and France recognize the importance of the fundamental principles for a just peace laid out in Ukraine's Peace Formula.

The document aims to enhance bilateral security cooperation between Ukraine and France.

The agreement sets out the key components of France's long-term security commitments to Ukraine and prioritizes security cooperation in the military, political, financial, and humanitarian spheres.

According to the document, in 2024, the French Republic will allocate up to €3 billion in military aid and will continue to support Ukraine over the ten-year duration of this agreement.

In particular, France will provide military and civilian aid to enable Ukraine to defend its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity from the aggression of the Russian Federation.

Within the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, the French side will play a leading role in the Artillery and Air Defense coalitions, as well as participate in the Air Force, Maritime Security and other coalitions.

France will also contribute to the development of Ukraine's defense industry, in particular by attracting French investment, localizing production on Ukrainian territory, and jointly producing top priority weapons and ammunition.

In addition, the French Republic will assist Ukraine in joining collective instruments for countering foreign interference and manipulation of information.

Together with the members of the G7 and other parties, France and Ukraine will work towards the establishment of a compensation mechanism to provide compensation for damage caused by Russia's aggression. France remains committed to pursuing robust sanctions against sectors of the Russian economy and those who are supporting or profiting from the war, or assisting in sanctions circumvention.

The parties also reaffirm that there must be no impunity for war crimes and other atrocities, and that the Russian Federation must be held legally accountable for them. Therefore, Ukraine and France will continue their engagement in the "Core group on options for the establishment of a tribunal on the crime of aggression against Ukraine".

The document provides for a mechanism of emergency consultations in the event of possible future armed Russian aggression, which is applied at the request of any party to the agreement within 24 hours to determine the measures necessary to counter or deter the aggression.

In addition, the document reaffirms France's full support for Ukraine's goal of joining the European Union and NATO. Furthermore, France confirms that Ukraine's future accession to the Alliance will make a useful contribution to peace and stability in Europe. According to the agreement, the parties will coordinate and increase joint efforts in support of Ukraine's accession to NATO, as well as the interoperability of our country's Security and Defense Forces with the armies of the Alliance members.


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