"We have a very clear plan that ensures that Ukraine can stand on its own two feet economically, militarily, and democratically," the head of the State Department said.

This plan assumes that Ukraine will not have to allocate more money in the current volumes, he said. Blinken stressed that first it is necessary to help the authorities in Kyiv "overcome these winter, spring and summer."

"We must continue support to help Ukraine enter a stage where it will be able to stand on its own two feet," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin argued that the United States would help Ukraine create an armed force that would be able to deter Russia in the future.