Pentagon spokesman John Kirby voiced the opinion of the United States on the complicated situation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. According to him, the United States is dissatisfied with the latest actions taken by Russia and calls on it to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and reduce tensions in their bilateral relations.

The Pentagon spokesman said that it was difficult to talk about the intentions of Russia, but it was clear that Russia was not just building up troops near its borders with Ukraine. According to Kirby, the United States monitors the situation in Ukraine closely and promises the country to support it if the situation worsens.