On the 17th, the U.S. Defense Secretary virtually rejected a request to establish a no-fly zone in Ukraines airspace.
According to Russian news agency TAS, Minister Lloyd Austin, who is visiting Slovakia, said at a press conference that the no-fly zone meant a clash with Russia and that the United States did not want to do so.
Austin said the no-fly zone means that we are effectively fighting and fighting Russia, stressing that the US military will not fight in Ukraine, as President Joe Biden said.
Austin added, however, that we will do everything we can to support Ukraines efforts to defend their territories.
[Photo source: Reuters = Yonhap News]