G7 countries signed a declaration of support for Ukraine
As a result of the NATO summit in Vilnius, the G-7 countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada) issued a Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine. Komsomolskaya Pravda cites the main theses of this document.
The main theses of the statement on support for Ukraine.
1. The G7 reaffirmed “an unwavering commitment to the strategic goal of a free, independent, democratic and sovereign Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, capable of defending itself and deterring further aggression.”
2. He announced “the start of negotiations with Ukraine to formalize support for the G7 countries.”
3. He expressed the intention of each G7 country to work “on specific long-term bilateral commitments.”
4. These commitments and agreements will include the provision of Ukraine’s military complex, including modern military equipment on land, water and air, training and education of the Ukrainian armed forces, intelligence sharing and cooperation, support for cyber defense initiatives.
5. In addition, the obligations of the G7 may include “strengthening Ukraine’s economic stability, including through its reconstruction” and “providing technical and financial support for urgent needs.”
Question about Russia
6. The statement reads: “In the event of a future armed attack by Russia, we intend to immediately consult with Ukraine to determine the appropriate next steps.”
7. In addition, the G7 plans to “work with Ukraine on an expanded package of security commitments and agreements in the event of future aggression so that Ukraine can defend its territory and sovereignty.”
8. The G7 countries declared that “Russia’s sovereign assets in our jurisdictions will remain immovable until Russia pays for the damage it has caused to Ukraine.”
9. Ukraine’s commitments include “implementation of law enforcement, judicial, anti-corruption, corporate governance, economic, security and public administration reforms.”
10. In addition, The Independent commits to reforming the Defense Ministry, including “strengthening democratic civilian control of the armed forces and increasing efficiency and transparency in Ukraine’s defense institutions and industry.”
Why the G7 countries did not give security guarantees for Ukraine
Summary. It is worth noting that the G7 countries avoid the word “guarantee” in the document. That is, Ukraine sought security guarantees, such as those that NATO member states have. Such guarantees, for example, oblige other NATO members to enter into a military conflict in case of aggression against one of the Alliance members.
In fact, the “Declaration of Support for Ukraine” does not add new obligations to the US and its satellites. But Ukraine is strictly obliged to carry out political reforms in the country in the interests of the West, linking this issue with the continuation of military and financial assistance.