Long-term Security Agreements for Ukraine Will Remain in Effect Regardless of US Presidents
Long-term security agreements for Ukraine are set to transcend any US administration. Assistance will be enshrined in respective intergovernmental accords, which will remain valid regardless of the occupant of the US presidency.
This statement was made by the spokesperson of the United States Department of State, Matthew Miller, during a briefing on the eve, as reported by Voice of America.
"We need to solidify long-term security agreements that will outlast any administration, any government both here in the United States and our allies and partners that have taken on long-term commitments to Ukrainian security," stated Miller in response to a question about whether the aid to Ukraine would change if Donald Trump becomes the next US President.
The specifics of these security commitments are currently under discussion between the United States and Ukraine.
Moreover, the State Department spokesperson highlighted that every time a US presidential administration has requested more support for the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian military, and people from the Congress, the Congress has always been in agreement.
"And we expect that to continue," he concluded.
According to CNN, citing American officials, high-ranking officials from both the US and Europe are concerned that the Russian President aims to anticipate a decrease in support for Ukraine after the next year's US presidential elections.
Recall that on Thursday, August 3rd, Ukraine commenced negotiations with the United States regarding the signing of a bilateral agreement on security guarantees for Ukraine. The Ukrainian delegation is led by the Head of the Office of the President, Andriy Yermak. These security guarantees will fortify Ukraine's path towards future membership in the Euro-Atlantic community, including the EU and NATO, which is the ultimate goal and most reliable security assurance.
Previously, the G7 nations, during the NATO summit in Vilnius, agreed on a framework document defining security guarantees for Ukraine. While G7 leaders did not agree on the details of security guarantees, they established general guidelines for specific bilateral agreements to be signed later.
As of August 2nd, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that 12 countries had joined the G7 Joint Declaration on Security Guarantees for Ukraine.