The most constructive support the United States provides to Ukraine is strengthening its position at the negotiating table and military support.
According to an Ukrinform correspondent, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this at a briefing in Washington.
“We believe that the most constructive role is to continue to support the Ukrainians at the negotiating table and militarily,” Psaki said.
“This war didn’t go the way President Putin planned,” and the Russian military is demoralized. Putin has failed in the battle for Kyiv, is dealing with “terrible financial sanctions” and has become an exile in the world, the US administration official added.
According to her, Russia needs to “sit down at the negotiating table and be ready to take part in the diplomatic process.” However, the US saw no “signs that the Russians are open or willing to participate in discussions” about a ceasefire and a diplomatic settlement.
Psaki said Biden will meet with a congressional delegation that visited Ukraine in early May: “This afternoon, the president will receive Speaker of the House Pelosi and other members of the Congressional delegation who recently visited Ukraine.”
According to a spokesperson, Biden had previously spoken to Pelosi about the trip over the phone.
“The President is keen to hear a detailed account of their stay in Ukraine and to continue working on a common bipartisan goal to provide additional urgent security and economic assistance to Ukraine as quickly as possible,” Psaki said.
As Ukrinform reported citing Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the United States and more than 30 other countries provide a massive flow of aid to Ukraine, including defense, medical, and humanitarian aid – up to a dozen aircraft daily.