Zelenskyy Pushing US for Long-term Security Deal

(DailyVantage.com) – The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia is unlikely to end soon, an alarming fact that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seems aware of. Zelenskyy recently claimed that he believes the United States and Ukraine will reach a long-term security agreement, citing the existing relationship between the United States and Israel as an example.

The proposed relationship doesn’t provide Ukraine with the same international defense as NATO membership, which Zelenskyy repeatedly pushes for. Still, it would establish a long-term security alliance between the United States and Ukraine. The United States remains one of Ukraine’s largest aid providers, so Zelenskyy’s proposed relationship isn’t entirely impossible. Despite the push for a tentative agreement between the two nations, President Biden isn’t confirming whether the United States will establish a permanent security deal with Ukraine.

Ukraine hit a roadblock in the ongoing conflict with Russia as other Western nations refused to provide Ukraine with long-range domestic weaponry, fearing a potential retaliatory attack from Russia. However, Zelenskyy announced this issue is resolved as Ukraine now produces long-range weaponry without foreign aid. According to Zelenskyy, the weaponry in question can hit targets up to 400 miles away, meaning Ukraine can now perform long-range strikes on Russian cities, including Moscow. The new weaponry marks a turning point in the war and might aid Ukraine in defeating a Russian offensive. While the development of long-range weapons is significant for Ukraine, the conflict will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

While Western nations support Ukraine and its ongoing counter-offensive against Russia, many are alarmed that Ukraine won’t be able to hold off the Russian offensive for much longer. The United States is one such nation, as top U.S. officials believe Ukraine is unlikely to make significant progress against Russia.

Despite these apprehensions, the United States will continue to provide aid to Ukraine and might even establish the long-term security deal Zelenskyy spoke of. Such a deal would strengthen Ukraine and increase its odds of winning the conflict, but concrete details regarding a tentative arrangement haven’t been released.

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