U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power said this in an interview with the Voice of America.
"The White House believes that a military solution to the conflict would be a disaster for all... Double down and giving Ukraine more weapons, we get more pain for Ukrainians. A lot more people will suffer," she said.
According to her, Washington believes that economic and diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin together with the successful reforms in Ukraine will be a more effective way than the military one.
"We have provided a lot of non-lethal weapons, about three billion dollars in loans and other forms of financial assistance. We are investing in the reform of justice and anti-corruption programs. Time will show that such a policy and the isolation of Russia will bring the expected results," Power said.