ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (NEWSnet/AP) — Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskyy will sign a bilateral security agreement between U.S. and Ukraine when they meet Thursday at Group of Seven summit in Italy.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said the agreement does not commit U.S. troops directly to Ukraine’s defense against Russia.

“We want to demonstrate that the U.S. supports the people of Ukraine, that we stand with them and that we’ll continue to help address their security needs,” Sullivan said.

G7 is an informal bloc of industrialized democracies that meets annually to discuss shared concerns. Biden will arrive in Italy on Wednesday night.

Biden and his counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will use the summit to discuss challenges related to artificial intelligence, migration, Russia's military resurgence and China’s economic impact, among other topics.

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