Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed optimism about securing several new defense agreements with Western countries in the coming weeks.
In his nightly video address, Zelensky highlighted the ongoing efforts to forge robust bilateral agreements that are expected to yield tangible results in January and February.
"We are working on new agreements with partners – powerful bilateral agreements," Zelensky stated according to The Independent.
"This and next month should bring corresponding results. We already have specific dates when new and strong documents are anticipated."
While Zelensky refrained from specifying the countries involved, he has been actively engaged in diplomatic efforts to garner increased political and military support for Ukraine.
These initiatives are part of his broader strategy to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities amid the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Significant developments have already been noted, with the United Kingdom announcing earlier this month its commitment to boost support for Ukraine in the next financial year, amounting to £2.5 billion.
Additionally, French President Emmanuel Macron revealed plans to visit Ukraine in February to finalize a bilateral security guarantee deal. This agreement is set to include the provision of more sophisticated weaponry to Ukraine, including long-range cruise missiles.
The expected defense packages are seen as vital in bolstering Ukraine's ability to resist aggression and maintain its sovereignty.