In a conversation with reporters, Kirby noted that the Russian army uses drones, missiles, and also "uses winter as a weapon."

"Time is not on our side," he said.

Now the Joe Biden administration hopes that Congress will approve additional appropriations in January so that the United States can continue to supply military aid to Ukraine.

On December 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the enemy in the NVO zone is suffering heavy losses and has largely squandered reserves. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of the special operation have exceeded 383 thousand servicemen killed and wounded.