Draft of Security Guarantees for Ukraine

The Office of The President of Ukraine presented recommendations on international security guarantees for Ukraine, which should form the basis of a further international treaty – the Kyiv Security Compact.

In particular, the mentioned recommendations drafted by the working group headed by Mr. Andrii Yermak, the Head of the Office of The President of Ukraine, and Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ex-Secretary General of NATO, include the following measures and guarantees to ensure the sovereignty of Ukraine against external aggression:

  • guarantee of Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and NATO,
  • provision of modern defence systems and technologies for Ukraine, ensuring Ukraine’s access to programmes for financing the defence industry and training personnel of the Defence Forces,
  • security guarantees will extend to the entire territory of Ukraine (within the 1991 borders); decisions on measures to repel aggression shall be made promptly (72 hours) in the mode of collective consultations, at which the guarantor states shall gather within 24 hours upon a Ukraine’s request,
  • the guarantor states shall not reduce sanctions imposed against the russian federation until the aggression against Ukraine is ceased, as well as the damages caused by the aggression are compensated,
  • special mechanisms for confiscation of assets belonging to the aggressor state shall be developed.

The recommendations provide that the group of guarantor countries may include the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Australia, Turkey, as well as the countries of Northern Europe and the Baltic, Central and Eastern Europe.

The execution of the Kyiv Security Compact is expected to become a serious guarantee of the European integration of Ukraine and ensuring its stable economic development.