"At the moment, if we talk about the planned terms of stay (of the National Guard in the capital), this is March 12," RIA Novosti quotes the words of the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin.

According to him, today the Pentagon has no requests to extend this period.

Earlier it was reported that at least 5,000 US National Guard fighters will remain in Washington until mid-March.

For Joe Biden's inauguration, about 25 thousand US National Guard soldiers were deployed to Washington.