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US and Ukraine expected to sign long-term security agreement at G7 - KTVZ

US and Ukraine expected to sign long-term security agreement at G7 - KTVZ
By Natasha Bertrand, CNN (CNN) — The US and Ukraine are expected to sign a bilateral security pact on the sidelines of the G7 in Italy on Thursday, multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN, in a deal that lays out a path for the US’ long-term security relationship with Kyiv but that could also be

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The US and Ukraine are expected to sign a bilateral security pact at the G7 summit in Italy, committing the US to 10 years of continued training for Ukraine's armed forces and more cooperation in the production of weapons and military equipment. However, the agreement is expected to be an "executive agreement," making it less formal than a treaty and not necessarily binding for future presidents. The US-Ukraine agreement does not make a specific monetary pledge to support Ukraine's defense, but an annex in the agreement will lay out how the Biden administration plans to work with Congress on the implementation of the security commitments. The agreement comes as the US-Ukrainian relationship has begun to recover after faltering late last year amid a congressional fight over additional US funding for Ukraine.

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