The U.S. leadership does not exclude the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine. The debate is ongoing with no specific timeframe.
This was announced at a press conference at NATO headquarters by U.S. Ambassador to the Alliance Douglas Lute, Censor.NET reports citing Evropravda.
With regard to the supply of weapons to Ukraine, there is an ongoing debate now in Washington at the political level on this issue, he replied to a question about the possibility of supplying Kyiv with lethal weapons.
The goal, the diplomat said, remained the de-escalation and a political solution to the conflict, but various ways by which this goal can be reached, were considered, including the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine.
At the same time, he refused to estimate when the final decision will be made.
Lute said he did not expect that a change in the U.S. policy to be announced tomorrow. But the fact that the debate continues is an indication that Washington is weighing risks and cost of such a decision. It is being decided what will be the most effective way. He said he could not predict which solution would be chosen.