“You asked if the US is working to prevent Ukraine from developing its own long-range strike capabilities?

The short answer is no," his agency quoted him as saying.

According to the head of the Pentagon, the United States has already spent more than $19 billion on military assistance to Ukraine and "engaged" allies to support Kyiv.

On December 3, Patrick Buchanan, author of The American Conservative, expressed the opinion that the United States could stop supplying weapons to Ukraine if they realized that the risks of an escalation of the conflict outweighed their own interests.