Slovenia Signs G7 Declaration on 'Security Assurances' for Ukraine
Slovenia has become one more country to sign the G7 declaration aimed at providing support and security assurances for Ukraine. The declaration was recently adopted during the NATO summit in Vilnius.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, made this announcement. He expressed gratitude to the government of Slovenia and personally to Prime Minister Robert Golob for joining the G7 declaration.
"I am thankful to the Slovenian government and Prime Minister Robert Golob personally for joining the G7 declaration regarding security assurances for Ukraine. Our countries share common values of freedom, democracy, and a commitment to peace and justice for the entire Euro-Atlantic community," stated the Ukrainian President.
This month, Ukraine initiated talks on "security assurances" with the United States and the United Kingdom.
The declaration of support for Ukraine by G7 countries, including Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, and Italy, was adopted on July 12th during the NATO summit in Vilnius. The document entails long-term support for Ukraine in the realms of security and economy.
The assurances encompass the following points:
Measures to aid Ukraine in its defence and prevention of new aggression, including arms supply, support for the development of the defence-industrial complex, training, cooperation in intelligence, and cybersecurity. Additionally, guaranteeing countries will help enhance the stability of the Ukrainian economy and energy sector and provide technical and financial assistance.
Precautionary actions in case of new aggression, involving immediate consultations to provide Ukraine with the necessary means of defence in the shortest timeframe.
Support for holding Russia accountable for aggression through economic and legal measures aimed at punishing Russia and increasing its costs of war.
Further intensification of sanctions pressure on Russia, asset freezing, the establishment of mechanisms for reparations, and legal prosecution of those responsible for crimes against Ukraine and Ukrainians in accordance with international law.
A significant point of the assurances is the continued support for Ukraine's democratic development.
This document is open, and any interested country can join. After signing with each state, Ukraine will commence bilateral negotiations on specific security steps and will sign corresponding bilateral agreements.
Previously, 27 other countries had already joined the declaration. Among them are Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Luxembourg.