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Ukraine and the United States will jointly develop weapons and military equipment

Ukraine and the United States will jointly develop weapons and military equipment

During the working visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the Secretary of Defense of the United States signed a Framework Agreement on Strategic Foundations of Defense Partnership between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the United States Department of Defense.

This document is the result of a fundamental deepening of cooperation between the two countries in scientific, technical and military-technical areas.

The agreement will achieve the following important results:

As a result, the agreement will allow Ukraine to work with the United States to further develop armaments and military equipment with US investment. In practice, this will be done through the implementation of joint projects, as a result of which new or improved models of weapons and equipment will be created, which will increase the ability of the Ukrainian army to resist the aggressor.

Earlier, the possibility of obtaining Ukraine's status as a major US ally outside NATO was considered, but this agreement provides for much more meaningful and stronger cooperation.

What are the advantages of concluding an agreement compared to gaining the status of a major US ally outside NATO - see the comparative table.