The Group of Seven major industrialized nations today (Wednesday) pledged long-term military support to Ukraine, to help it fend off Russia from any future attack against its neighbour.
And the seven countries (America, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan) said in a statement on the sidelines of the NATO summit meetings in Vilnius: “We will work with Ukraine on specific, long-term bilateral security commitments, to ensure a sustainable force capable of defending Ukraine now, and deterring any aggression.” Russia in the future,” adding: “In the event that Russia launches an armed attack in the future, we intend to provide rapid and continuous security assistance to Ukraine, and advanced military equipment in the land, sea and air fields, as well as economic assistance, in order to incur economic and other costs for Russia.”
US President Joe Biden had made it clear in a press conference that the G-7 countries issued a clear statement that their support for Ukraine will continue for a long time in the future after announcing that defined a multilateral framework to support Ukraine, indicating that Kiev is the priority of the seven countries.
“We agreed on a comprehensive plan of action regarding Ukraine’s accession to NATO,” Biden said, adding: “Ukraine’s future is in NATO.”
This came hours after US State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Stickney confirmed that Ukraine had made significant progress in the course of NATO membership, adding: “We will announce new aid packages for Kiev in the coming days,” indicating that America has consulted with allies about supplying Ukraine with cluster munitions.
On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed today that security guarantees from the Group of Seven are a great victory for Ukraine, saying during a press conference after his participation in the NATO summit in Vilnius: The multilateral agreement that paves the way for bilateral negotiations with countries represents an important security victory for us. .
He added, “Ukraine was in dire need of security guarantees, and we appreciate NATO’s support.”