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Over 20 countries support G7 security pledge for Ukraine: Zelensky

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Over 20 countries have supported the Group of Seven’s (G7) declaration, offering enduring security assurances for Kyiv.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky revealed this development on Saturday, underscoring the global commitment to Ukraine’s long-term security.

“As of today, more than 20 countries have joined the G7 declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine. Our team continues its work. Now there are almost 30 [countries] in total, including the G7,” In a video statement shared on his Telegram channel, Zelensky confirmed the news, as cited by Tass.

Meanwhile, he highlighted that Ukraine has initiated talks with the UK, Canada, and the United States for a separate bilateral agreement on security guarantees.

As per a report from Andrey Yermak, Head of the Office of the Ukrainian President, initially, 13 countries aligned with the G7 declaration regarding enduring security assurances.

These countries included Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Sweden.

Subsequently, Greece also joined this declaration, expanding the coalition.
In response, Ukraine disclosed its initiation of bilateral negotiations with Athens, emphasizing its commitment to the process. Moreover, President Zelensky conveyed his willingness to commence similar discussions with Portugal, further underscoring Ukraine’s proactive stance on fostering security agreements.

In these developments, many countries support Ukraine’s security concerns, leading to collaborative efforts to ensure stability and lasting guarantees for the region.

During the July NATO summit in Vilnius, the G7 endorsed a declaration outlining enduring security support for Ukraine. The declaration emphasizes Ukraine’s right to substantial military capability. Ukrainian officials aim to finalize initial bilateral accords with European nations by year-end. However, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov criticized this move as misguided and possibly dangerous.

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