The United States aims to push russia into peace negotiations with Ukraine on terms favorable to Kyiv by the end of 2024. This was announced by Jon Finer, the principal deputy national security advisor, during his speech at the Aspen Institute forum on December 7.
"This is a very complex strategic choice. I don't know what the russians will ultimately decide. But we would like to create such a dilemma for them", - Finer said, implying that Washington plans to compel moscow to choose between sitting at the negotiating table or dealing with a stronger Ukraine, supported by a more robust industrial base in the U.S. and Europe, capable of going on the offensive.
Finer noted that for this purpose, the U.S. and the EU intend to increase their arms production capacities and assist Ukraine in doing the same.
"In a year and a half, we will be on a much stronger foundation than we are now", - said the White House representative.
He emphasized that a "strengthened" Ukraine would be able to go on the offensive again, and then a frightened moscow would come to the negotiating table, relying on the UN Charter in terms of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
It was previously reported that Biden is ready to make "significant concessions" to Republicans to unlock aid to Ukraine.