Germany, Ukraine May Sign Bilateral Security Agreement on February 16 - Reports
07:45 GMT 04.02.2024 (Updated: 11:56 GMT 04.02.2024)
© AP Photo / Markus SchreiberGerman Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during his annual summer press conference in Berlin.
© AP Photo / Markus Schreiber
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Berlin and Kiev may conclude an agreement on bilateral security guarantees at the Munich Security Conference on February 16, German media reported on Saturday, citing German government sources.
At the same time, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper that the draft agreement had been prepared, but the text had not been fully agreed upon yet.
German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said on January 25 that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Volodymyr Zelensky agreed in a telephone conversation to accelerate talks on bilateral security commitments and support measures.
In mid-January, Ukraine and the United Kingdom signed a 10-year security cooperation agreement in which London pledged to support Kiev during that period. French President Emmanuel Macron has also announced his intention to sign a similar agreement with Ukraine.
19 December 2023, 13:43 GMT
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is regularly lambasted by opposition for neglecting interested of national economy while bandwagoning US foreign policy, especially in case of Ukraine. Earlier In January German business executives declared a “crisis of confidence” in acting government, adding that it was “failing on all fronts.”
Earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin explained that “collective West” is solely responsible for Ukrainian crisis since violent coup in Ukraine was staged by US in order to disrupt relations between Moscow and Kiev. US deliberately dragged Europe in Ukrainian conflict in order to disrupt Russo-European relations