The White House also commented on the order of the Russian president to bring the nuclear forces of the Russian Federation into a special combat duty mode.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing that “the United States is the largest provider of aid to Ukraine, and President Biden has provided Ukraine with more security assistance over the past year than at any time in U.S. history.”

She added that the United States is working to speed up deliveries as part of the latest aid package approved by President Biden.

“We expect that the equipment from this package will start arriving within the next few days. Thus, the total cost of the security systems approved by us for Ukraine over the past year amounted to $ 1 billion,” she stressed.

According to the representative of the White House, the United States has not yet imposed sanctions against the Russian energy market, but such a possibility is being considered.

“We have not taken any steps on the issue of sanctions in the energy sector, partly because we are weighing such a step. This does not mean that they are not discussed. They are being considered, but the Europeans, for example, are very concerned about a further jump in prices. Thus, prices have increased by 335% over the past year and by 26% over the past five days. – noted Jen Psaki. –We need to weigh all the factors when we consider taking additional steps.”

The White House spokeswoman also said that the United States does not plan to declare the airspace of Ukraine a no-fly zone.

“President Biden has made it clear that he is not going to send U.S. troops to wage war with Russia. To create a no-fly zone, it will require the deployment of the U.S. armed forces to ensure its compliance, which will be a potentially direct conflict and a potential war with Russia, which we do not want to be a part of,” Jen Psaki said.

The White House also commented on the order of the Russian president to bring the nuclear forces of the Russian Federation into a special combat duty mode.

“We believe that such provocative rhetoric regarding nuclear weapons is dangerous, increases the risk of miscalculation, it should be avoided, and we will not condone it,” Jen Psaki said. – We are analyzing President Putin’s order and currently see no reason to change our own readiness levels of nuclear forces. It is important to remember that over the past few months and years, when we had serious disagreements with Russia on a number of issues, Russia and the United States have long agreed that the use of nuclear weapons would have devastating consequences and have stated many times, including earlier this year, that a nuclear war cannot be won and it can never be waged.”