UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 14 — U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a 10-year bilateral security agreement in Italy during the G7 summit, announced President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

During the beginning of the full-scale Russian war, the United States provided support to Ukraine, including military, financial, and humanitarian aid. In April, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to allocate almost $61 billion to Ukraine. The United States has also provided billions of dollars in military aid, including the supply of modern weapons.

“This is the strongest agreement with America in all 33 years of our independence. There is a legally binding component of the agreement, and there are highly useful details on air defense and aircraft. We have secured America’s assistance in the supply of fighter squadrons – as many fighter jets as Ukraine needs. We will work on this. I also spoke with the leaders about accelerating pilot training,”  Zelenskyy said.

The agreement involves the United States providing long-term material, training, and advisory, technical, intelligence, security, military industrial, institutional and other support to develop Ukrainian security and defense forces capable of defending a sovereign, independent, democratic Ukraine and deterring future aggression.

In case of another armed attack on Ukraine or the threat of such an attack, U.S. and Ukrainian officials will meet within 24 hours to consult and determine what additional defense needs Ukraine has.

The United States became the 16th country with which Ukraine signed a bilateral security agreement, and the last among the G7 countries to do so.

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