15 Jan 2024 16:02

UK's financial support for Ukraine may be extended beyond 10-year agreement if Ukraine doesn't join NATO - PM

MOSCOW. Jan 15 (Interfax) - UK's financial support for Ukraine is envisioned for a 10-year term of the security agreement and will be extended beyond the expiration of the document if Ukraine does not become a NATO member, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said.

"The important point is that the financial support is envisioned not just for one year, but for all 10 years of this agreement, and further beyond the 10-year term, if we do not become a NATO member before that time, the agreement will be extended on the same terms," Ukrainian media quoted Shmygal as saying during a national telethon last Saturday evening.

In particular, the agreement provides for UK's direct funding of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' needs, he also said.

As reported, on January 12, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in Kiev that he would provide Ukraine with an aid package worth 2.5 billion pounds.