White House press secretary Jen Psaki told at a briefing that the russian authorities had already failed in all their goals set before the large-scale invasion of Ukraine and had lost the war in terms of their own notions of victory.
“It is important to note and not to miss how the russians defined it (their victory - ed.) for themselves. They have already lost - by their own definition,” Jen Psaki stressed.
According to her, the russian authorities planned to seize a large part of Ukraine, including in the north, but they failed to do so.
“President Putin will not march on the streets of Kyiv. They do not possess the territorial integrity and sovereignty of this country. They have failed to divide NATO,” Psaki stated.
She added that at this point the U.S. is working to strengthen Ukraine's position at the negotiating table, both by reinforcing weapons on the battlefield and by providing for any needs on the Ukrainian side.
U.S.Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Michael Carpenter said that the United States has “highly reliable” intelligence information that russia will attempt to annex the Donetsk and Luhansk regions “sometime in mid-May”. Moscow has a similar plan for Kherson.