THE KYIV SECURITY COMPACT
Co-Chairs of the Working Group on International Security Guarantees for Ukraine
- Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen
- Mr. Andrii Yermak
- The strongest security guarantee for Ukraine lies in its capacity to defend itself
against an aggressor under the UN Charter’s article 51. To do so, Ukraine
needs the resources to maintain a significant defensive force capable of
withstanding the Russian Federation’s armed forces and paramilitaries.
- This requires a multi-decade effort of sustained investment in Ukraine’s
defence industrial base, scalable weapons transfers and intelligence support
from allies, intensive training missions and joint exercises under the European
Union and NATO flags.
- The security guarantees will be positive; they lay out a range of commitments
made by a group of guarantors, together with Ukraine. They need to be binding
based on bilateral agreements, but brought together under a joint strategic
partnership document – called the Kyiv Security Compact.
- The Compact will bring a core group of allied countries together with Ukraine.
This could include the US, UK, Canada, Poland, Italy, Germany, France,
Australia, Turkey, and Nordic, Baltic, Central and Eastern European countries