"We continue to examine all requests by Ukraine, but are focusing our attention on non-lethal military equipment," the representative of the U.S. Defense Department said.
Thus, he made it clear that the position of the official Washington concerning the decision not to provide lethal weapons of a defensive nature to Ukraine remains unchanged; however, other options are not out of the question.
Earlier, U.S. officials have made statements on this issue. Last Wednesday, Deputy Assistant to U.S. President for National Security Affairs, Tony Blinken during congressional hearings noted that the U.S. is ready to discuss the possibility of supplying Ukraine with "defensive lethal weapons."
In particular, he said that this matter has always been on the agenda and is still on the table. "This is what we are studying. And I believe this issue will be a point of discussion during the visit of the U.S. Vice President (to Kyiv - ed.)," the representative of the administration said.