“A breakthrough moment in European history.” Ukraine and Britain signed a ‘historic agreement’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signed a “historic agreement” on security.

On Friday, Rishi Sunak visited Kiev. The purpose of the British Prime Minister’s visit to the Ukrainian capital was to confirm that the West continues to support Ukraine, which is fighting Russia.

“Today is a breakthrough moment in the history of Europe. Ukraine and Britain have signed a new, unprecedented security treaty,” President Volodymyr Zelensky announced via the X website.

Zelensky assures: this is not an ordinary statement

“This is no ordinary statement. It is a reality that will come as a result of our cooperation, including the security commitments made by a major world power like Britain,” the Ukrainian leader explained in a statement.

“If Britain and other countries had provided this level of guarantees after 1991, there would have been no Russian aggression at all. Our shared goal is to ensure that there is never another attack on Ukraine once the current Russian aggression has stopped and Ukraine has been strengthened. said Volodymyr Zelensky.

As reported by the Interfax-Ukraine agency, this includes: on intelligence data, cybersecurity issues and cooperation with the defense industry. The Ukrainian-British agreement refers to the arrangements of the G-7 countries regarding the provision of bilateral security guarantees to Ukraine.

After meeting Volodymyr Zelensky, Rishi Sunak confirmed increasing arms aid to Kiev to £2.5 billion by 2024-2025. At least £200 million will be allocated to the order and production of a thousand drones for Ukraine: surveillance, long-range strikes and maritime machines.

War in Ukraine. Secret meeting

In December, Ukraine, the G7 countries and several countries in the South held a secret meeting. The terms of possible peace talks with Russia were discussed, Bloomberg reported. On December 16, secret talks between national security advisers took place in Saudi Arabia. “The meeting followed broader, public rallies aimed at countering Moscow’s attempts to divide Ukraine and its allies and portray them as unwilling to negotiate an end to the war,” we read.

“The secrecy made the participating countries feel more comfortable in each other’s presence. The participants explained that the smaller format allowed for a freer and more honest discussion about the so-called peace formula, the plans to continue this process and the principles of a possible future. talks with Russia” – Bloomberg reported.

Source: Do Rzeczy