The US President and his Ukrainian counterpart signed a 10-year bilateral security pact to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself in the present while deterring future aggression.

Iran PressEurope: US President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a 10-year security agreement Thursday that they hailed as a milestone in relations between their countries, but that alone was not enough to stop Zelenskyy from wondering how much longer he could count on America’s support.

Zelenskyy also said his country “urgently” needed additional air defense systems to protect Ukrainians and the nation’s infrastructure from Russia’s continued bombardment.

The announcement comes amid ongoing discussions among Western leaders about how to ensure a proposed $50 billion loan to Ukraine remains secure against potential policy shifts, particularly in light of the possibility of a future administration led by former President Donald Trump, who has previously expressed skepticism about US involvement in Ukraine.

Ukraine has already signed bilateral security treaties with 16 other countries, namely the UK, Germany, Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Latvia, Finland, Italy, France, Canada, Japan, and the Netherlands. 219

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