The United States is going to consider various options for helping Ukraine to protect its territory and sovereignty. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin at a forum organized by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, RIA Novosti writes.

According to him, the United States continues to search for ways to help Ukraine protect its sovereign territory. Austin noted that President Joe Biden spoke about this task, but the head of the Pentagon did not want to “go into details.” So Austin answered the question of whether the United States is going to send military advisers to Ukraine.

The head of the Pentagon also did not answer the question of whether the United States considers Russia’s invasion of Ukraine possible. He pointed out that Washington is “extremely concerned” about this situation and continues to monitor developments.

Earlier, the Washington Post published a map showing a plan for the invasion of the Russian army in Ukraine. According to the notes on the document, Moscow is going to conquer two-thirds of the Ukrainian territory. The material also states that Russia will use about 175 thousand military, armored vehicles and artillery in the offensive.

The Associated Press reported that Russia is planning an invasion of Ukraine in January 2022. It referred to a source in the administration of US President Joe Biden.