The White House also said that it is not ready to make decisions on security guarantees to Ukraine.
The U.S. President Joe Biden does not intend to make decisions that would lead to a direct military confrontation between Washington and Moscow.
This was stated by White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield.
“When the president decides what exactly to send to Ukraine, he takes into account two points,” she said.
According to Bedingfield, “the first is the military’s assessment of what is most effective and will be most useful to the Ukrainian armed forces.”
The second factor, according to the representative of the White House, is that Biden “does not seek a direct conflict between the American armed forces and the Russian ones.”
As Bedingfield stressed, the U.S. president will not make such decisions.
“He will not make decisions leading to a direct conflict between the U.S. and Russian militaries,” Bedingfield added.
At the same time, the representative of the White House stressed that “the volume and scale of military assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine are unprecedented.”
The White House also stated that it is not ready to specifically make decisions on security guarantees to Ukraine.
“We are in the process of constantly discussing with Ukraine the ways in which we can help them ensure their sovereignty and security. But there are no specific details regarding security guarantees that I could talk about at the moment,” Bedingfield said.
Biden had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday.
He said that the United States intends to allocate $500 million to Ukraine in the form of direct assistance from the budget.
Biden assured Zelenskiy that the United States, together with its allies, is doing everything possible to provide military, economic and humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people, and is also taking measures to make Russia feel a weighty price for its brutal aggression against Ukraine.
The Presidents also discussed additional sanctions and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, which were announced last week. On March 24, during the NATO summit in Brussels, Biden announced the allocation of $1 billion dollars to Ukraine for humanitarian aid and the readiness of the United States to accept 100,000 refugees from Ukraine.