MOSCOW, Sep 1 Ukraine hopes that its key guarantors 51 countries will become security, said Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of Volodymyr Zelensky's office, on the air of the telethon.
“The 28 countries that have joined the formal security guarantee pact will be joined by all the rest that are part of the pro-Ukrainian coalition. We believe that 51 countries should be the key package of security guarantees,” he said.
According to Podolyak, key negotiations on this issue are now underway with the United States, Britain and France.
In July, the G7 countries at the NATO summit in Vilnius published a declaration in support of Kiev, but the security commitments mentioned in it do not provide a specific deadline for implementation, like previous promises regarding membership in the alliance.
As the Financial Times reported, security guarantees for Ukraine can be formalized as bilateral agreements with France, Germany, the United States and a number of other countries on long-term financing, military supplies, soldier training, and so on.
Last spring, Moscow sent a note to NATO countries over military aid supplies to Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly noted that any cargo that contains weapons for Kiev will become a legitimate target for the army.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that the United States and the alliance are directly involved in the conflict – not only by supplying weapons, but also by training personnel on the territory Great Britain, Germany, Italy and other countries.