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A top US official has confirmed that President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement during their meeting on Thursday.

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan clarified that the agreement does not involve committing US troops to Ukraine’s defense, a boundary set by Biden to avoid direct conflict with Russia. Instead, the agreement aims to reinforce Ukraine’s security capabilities and deter future aggression from Moscow.

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Jake Sullivan said, “Our goal here is straightforward. We want to demonstrate that the US supports the people of Ukraine, that we stand with them, and that we’ll continue to help address their security needs, not just tomorrow but out into the future.” He added, “By signing this, we’ll also be sending Russia a signal of our resolve. If Vladimir Putin thinks he can outlast the coalition supporting Ukraine, he’s wrong. He just cannot wait us out, and this agreement will show our resolve and continued commitment.”

During their meeting, Biden and Zelensky will also create a vision for collaboration between the US, its allies, and Ukraine to enhance Ukraine’s self-defense.

This comes as Biden will skip a Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland on Saturday to attend a major fundraiser in California, with Vice President Harris representing the US in his place.


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