The US will likely announce further security assistance for Ukraine "soon," according to White House spokesperson Olivia Dalton.
"I expect we're going to have more security assistance to announce soon," Dalton told reporters aboard Air Force One.
Asked about whether the US would send F16 jets to Ukraine, Dalton reiterated President Joe Biden's comments on Monday and pointed to the billions of dollars in aid provided so far.
Biden said "no" when asked by a reporter Monday on whether he would send the jets to Ukraine. His answer comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sought fighter jets to help sustain his war effort against Russia. Biden has consistently said the planes aren't on the table, even as he has given aid in other areas, including providing Abrams tanks.
Dalton also emphasized that the US remains in "regular contact" with Ukrainian officials about their needs.
More on US aid to Ukraine: As of Jan. 19, the United States has committed $26.7 billion to Ukraine in security aid since the beginning of the war nearly a year ago.