MOSCOW, September 9 Deputy head of Vladimir Zelensky’s office Igor Zhovkva said that Japan is ready for bilateral negotiations on security guarantees for Ukraine, they will begin soon.
““Japan clearly expressed to the President of Ukraine its readiness to substantively begin negotiations on a bilateral agreement on security guarantees. The first round of such consultations will begin very soon, as agreed upon today,” Zhovkva said on the air of the all-Ukrainian telethon.
According to him, at the moment 28 countries have joined the declaration on security guarantees for Ukraine. He expects that the first bilateral agreements will be concluded before the end of the year.
On the last day of the NATO summit in Vilnius, the G7 countries published a declaration in support of Ukraine, which provides for the conclusion of bilateral agreements on military support for Kiev, as well as plans in the event of a new conflict with Russia. The document does not indicate how long it will take to implement these framework agreements. Kiev hopes that “security guarantees” will be in place before the NATO summit in Washington in 2024.
At the end of August, commenting on the negotiations on security guarantees for Kiev, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the essence of this process is not clear, it does not mention Russia’s concerns, and without its participation the resolution of such issues will be one-sided.