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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: We seek to elaborate an agreement that will provide real guarantees for Ukraine's security

President of Ukraine

28 April 2022 - 18:30

Ukraine seeks to elaborate a document on guarantees of our security, which would provide maximum and real protection for our country, said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"We want to get the maximum for our country and our people. Maximum. And there will be such guarantees," the Head of State said, answering questions from the media representatives after a meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov in Kyiv.

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, after the Budapest Memorandum proved its ineffectiveness, Ukraine is not interested in any new "patchwork umbrellas".

"Sometimes it's better to have nothing and know that you are alone with the enemy than to have a large circle of friends, partners who in fact will not protect you," he said.

That is why, according to the President, Ukraine seeks to elaborate a thorough document that will really work.

"This time we are very serious and balanced about the future document. And about the circle of partner countries, which should not let us down in case of any aggression in the future," the Head of State stated.

As Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted, after the end of the current war, Russia will not disappear from the eastern border of Ukraine, so we need a fundamental document that will allow our state to coexist with such a neighbor in the future.

The Head of State said that the draft document is currently being prepared at the level of security advisers to the leaders of the countries, which will later join the circle of guarantors of Ukraine's security.

"When everything is ready, I think our society, our journalists will definitely see the details of future agreements," the President concluded.

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