“Many are wondering if military assistance to Ukraine carries the risk of escalating the conflict.

I can say: there are no risk-free options, ”TASS quoted Stoltenberg as saying at the Munich Security Conference.

He noted that the risk of Russia's victory is much higher.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the words of the Deputy Head of the State Department, Victoria Nuland, about the support of Ukrainian strikes in the Crimea are evidence of Washington's direct involvement in the conflict over Ukraine.