State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday evening that Washington would do everything in its power to keep up the pressure on Russia to end the war.
Speaking at a State Department news conference, he added:
Our long-term goal is to end our allies' dependence on Russian energy resources.
A White House spokesman said Tuesday evening that US President Joe Biden believed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a dictator.
Speaking at a White House news conference, he added:
I have to believe that Putin is a dictator who has invaded a sovereign country and is now hated in the world.
A White House spokesman said:
We believe that the war in Ukraine will be long and we must be prepared for it.