On the sidelines of the “Ukraine. Year 2024” forum, Andriy Yermak, the chief of Zelensky's Office, commented on the terms of signing a security agreement with the United States to implement the G-7 Joint Declaration adopted at the previous NATO summit.

The bilateral agreement between Ukraine and the US is expected to be signed after the US Congress approves $60 billion in aid to Ukraine and before the NATO summit in Washington in July.

“The goal is to ensure that each agreement is really strong and has its own highlight for each country. So it's not a question of time, but a question of quality and result,” the head of the President's Office said.

The security agreement between Ukraine and the US will be one of the strongest, Igor Zhovkva, who is responsible for foreign and diplomatic issues in Zelensky's team, added during the “Ukraine. Year 2024” forum.

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“For now, the work is ongoing. We do not comment on the course or timeline of the negotiation, but you will see that this agreement will be one of the strongest ones yet. We are laying down mechanisms to ensure that it operates effectively for ten years, like the others. The only exception to its cancellation may be Ukraine's accession to NATO before then,” Zhovkva said, referring to the two rounds of security agreement negotiations held between Kyiv and Washington so far.

Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that the security agreement with the United States will include specific conditions regarding the allocation of funds.

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“We are having some steps, which are security guarantees. There are very serious specifics regarding money. We insisted on these specifics for a reason – due to the challenges that we see in the United States. However, I believe that the United States will continue to lead the world in democracy,” said the Ukrainian leader at his press conference during the “Ukraine. Year 2024” forum.

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HOPE IS A MISINFORMED SIMPLETON
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Hey Hope, your a misinformed simpleton. The homeless problem in the United States is due to the closure of state mental hospitals and main streaming the mentally ill. Go look up the Lanterman-Petris-Short act that was passed in California in the early 1970's. That bill defunded the state mental hospitals leading to their closure and revised the California Health and Human Services Code to make it virtually impossible to involuntarily commit a mentally ill person to a mental facility. You fit right in at Kyiv Post with all the other shameless fools like John the loon from Canada. Oh and by the way John the loon, you are replying in a bubble. I don't waste my time with your arrogant, ignorant drivel.

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YOU IDIOTS ON THIS FORUM CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH
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The idiots on this forum cannot handle the truth. I cited the agreement the United States entered into with Ukraine for Ukraine giving up their nuclear weapons. President Zero did not honor that agreement in 2014. A precedent was set. You idiots cannot discuss, much less refute facts in a civil, respectful, intellectually hones manner. You folks are shameless idiots. You have zero legitimacy.
You folks are no different than a bunch of chickens in the barnyard clucking away.

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John
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@Hope, let me fix your post for you ..



"Russia has oppressed and extorted is people for centuries due its murderous thug regimes. To increase the kleptocrats wealth they murder and steal from their neighbours using falsehoods and dated 'whataboutisms' to justify their crimes. Putin also murders and imprisons millions of his country folk. His bones should be mortared into the concrete foundations of shelters for the homeless.



Putin and his kleptocrats now hold at least 85% of Russias national wealth. Meanwhile the poor are starving / freezing or rotting in jails for protesting russians rampant corruption (141th place behind least corrupt country Denmark). Russia has supported murderous coups in 8 different formerly democratic nations in the last decade years. These span Africa, Asia, South America, Central America. Many of these funnel refugee streams to neighbouring Democratic countries he is trying to destabilize.

Russia also backs oppressive thug regimes IRAN (Hamas) and North Korea. Albeit they historically sold weapons worth billions of dollars, former markets now realize most were crap compared to western ones. 

Russia practices neocolonism to expand its rule.

Western support to Ukraine is to protect human rights , democracy and dignity. 



Blessings and may putin rot in hell."

There. Fixed it for you. You are welcome.

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Hope
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The West benefits from the events between Russia and Ukraine to sell weapons and enrich the oil producing companies ...
They want to weaken Russia as well to set better rules of the world political games favoring their interests as advanced nations  ...
Why wouldn't they protect Ukraine through fast military aid that they could have supplied even before 2022?

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Hope
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Nothing is for free ...

The USA itself has thousands of homeless people due to some reasons like being unable to afford renting or buying a house . Please do your best to solve this problem before criticising the Russian regime , who though should not have done so and so in Ukraine ...
Why wouldn't they help your country men live in shelters at least if not in small flats .

THE US AND the west themselves have secretly supported the autocrats in Russia and they have supported the previous Iraqi president in its conflict with the Iranian regime .They have sold weapons worth several billions of dollars and have taken from the natural resources of Iraq before removing the previous Iraqi president in 2003 when they wanted to ...
This might occur particularly in Russia sooner or later ...The western world also practices neocolonism weakening other countries to rule over the world ...I am not saying that the Chinese or the Russian regimes are angels or perfect charitable organizations either , but I doubt that the only reason for the Western support to Ukraine is only for human rights , democracy and dignity ...They have their own economic interests and again something is required in return ...


...May peace and blessings come and overflow

Mark Rockford
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@Hope, There is no room for watering down genocide. The “USA should not spend money on anything until they sort out their own problems” is an argument the far-right always uses. However, in peaceful and good economic times, they NEVER advance legislation for those very things. It is a hollow argument used by people like Trump, Marjorie Taylor Green, and Mike Johnson, who’s actions indicate they support Russia, to stall aid to Ukraine.

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UKRAINE ALEADLY HAS A SECURITY PACT WIH THE US FROM THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION
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Ukraine already HAS a security pact with the United States. Back during the Clinton Administration Ukraine was guaranteed protection from a Russian invasion for giving up the nuclear weapons on Ukrainian soil. President Zero ("0"bama) disregarded that agreement when Russia invaded in 2014. Now Joe BRIBEn is ignoring that commitment. Why don't you bring that fact up you Demagogic Cult ass kissers at the Kyiv Post.

Jackie Boy Love Orange Baboons
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@UKRAINE ALEADLY HAS A SECURITY PACT WIH THE US FROM THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, Jack, you remain a pathetic turd.

John
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@Jackie Boy Love Orange Baboons,

Its funny that everything "jack" the troll types gets purged regularly by Kyivpost. They know the Ukraine unfriendly MRGA cult pays him. Still he keeps changing his account names and IP address to show up, but they keep castrating him. Unlike other Ukraine supportive posters, troll jack leaves no legacy and has no impact on Kyivposts readers / authors.

Still while he is here, we must leverage the opportunity he provide to debunk putin propaganda......and have fun doing it I might add.

It would probably be personally more fulfilling for him to start working on his conjugal visit paperwork to to get future quality time with putinrump.

Cheers.

JOHN THE LOON MAKES A MARVELOUS FASCIST
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@John, You make a marvelous fascists. You can't handle the truth. President Zero should have defended Ukraine in 2014. What part about that can you not comprehend? Idiot.

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Mark
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I wouldn't bet my life on it, the Budapest Memorandum was also supposed to be a security guarantee but with people like Spite Johnson in the House that security guarantee isn't worth the paper it's written on. Meanwhile on the front lines Ukrainian troops are suffering from "shell hunger" and so many weapons that were pledged have yet to arrive. If Ukraine received all the weapons and ammunition that was promised, this stupid war could've been over already. North Korea and Iran have out supplied the West and russia has a numerical advantage over Ukraine. It's sad that dictatorships with smaller economies are more reliable than the West with their large economies.

rhoneyman
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@Mark, I don't think it's literally true that Iran and North Korea outstripped NATO. The reality is Russia had a serious handful of old stuff from the Soviet era. Iran has supplied drones, something seemingly beyond Russian engineering, and NK has supplied ammo out of their aged-out supply. But the value of all that pales in comparison to what NATO has supplied.

The problem, of course, is the GQP and their fealty to Putin. My guess is the issue in the House will be cleared by the end of March, since there are at least a half dozen Republican members who are just crazy, not bat-shit crazy. They will likely join the Democratic bloc in signing a discharge petition to get the Senate funding bill to a floor vote. And it will pass.

The shame, of course, is the representation is heavily skewed through gerrymandering and voter suppression. Oh, and the Putin mouthpiece, FOX News.

rhoneyman is a shameless idiot
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@rhoneyman, The post of a shameless idiot. Enough said.

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John
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@rhoneyman, @Mark. I agree with you both. Despot nations NK and IRAN provided putin copious amounts of artillery shells (>1 mil) and Shahed drones (>1300?) and apparently some longer range missiles. Allies supplied much better quality stuff (Javelins, Bradleys, Leopards, Abrams, AMX-10RCs, Himars, Patriot, Storm Shadow & Scalp ...etc), but not in quantity needed for victory. Also they've held back on some of the other offensive weapons (air support, long range) that could have let Ukraine take out staging and logistics depots further away.

Like most Ukraine supporters here, its perplexing allied leadership often lets criminal putin set their allowable rules of engagement.

Mark: I expect you are right that a bipartisan effort will finally push through the new USA aid package to Ukraine. Why putintrump's insurrectionist supports still get to hold American democracy hostage is beyond me.

Looks like MRGA troll "jack griffin" is back" (typical abusive rebuttals), and probably also former troll poster "Thoughtlife.god" under new guise ('church lady' posts absolving demonic putin).

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