As reported by Censor.NET citing ZN.UA, this was announced by U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power in an interview to Voice of America, aired on Sunday, April 17.
According to Power, the White House believes that the military solution to the conflict would be a catastrophe for everyone. Providing more weapons to Ukraine would bring more pain and suffering to Ukrainians, she said.
The diplomat informed Washington believes that economic sanctions joined with diplomatic pressure over the Kremlin, together with successful reforms in Ukraine would be more efficient than activation of combat activities in the Donbas.
Power reminded that the U.S. has allocated much of non-lethal weapons, $3 billion in loans and other financial aid, aided with the reform of legislative system and anti-corruption programs. The time will show that this policy and Russia's isolation would bring expected results, the ambassador stressed.
Earlier, former former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia Evelyn Farkas advised to arm Ukraine before the next offensive of Russia.
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