Yermak, Rasmussen discuss issue of security guarantees for Ukraine

Yermak, Rasmussen discuss issue of security guarantees for Ukraine

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak had a phone call with former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is a co-coordinator of the International Expert Group to develop recommendations on security guarantees for Ukraine.

That’s according to the Ukrainian president’s press service, Ukrinform reports.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the results of the G7 Summit held in Japan with the participation of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Special attention was paid to the issue of providing Ukraine with security guarantees that will be in effect until Ukraine becomes a NATO member. The International Expert Group set out its recommendations on the relevant guarantees in the draft Kyiv Security Compact.

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Andriy Yermak noted that the text of this document is the basis for discussing the issue of providing guarantees to Ukraine.

The parties agreed to further coordinate their joint work to ensure that Ukraine receives security guarantees and eventually becomes a NATO member.

As reported, the next meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government will take place in Vilnius on July 11-12, 2023.

President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier stated that Ukraine is preparing for the NATO summit in Vilnius and is waiting for a political invitation to the Alliance. He also stressed that Ukraine needs to receive effective security guarantees even before joining NATO.

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