US Vice President Kamala Harris said that US President Joe Biden’s administration stood ready to support Ukraine in its war with Russia for “as long as it takes” and would push for Russia to pay damages to Ukraine following the end of the war, Report informs via Reuters.

“We will continue in our efforts to secure a just and lasting peace. We will work to make sure Russia pays damages to Ukraine,” she said at a joint news conference with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

Her comments come as the US political world battles over how and whether to stand up to Russia, particularly after Washington has approved more than $110 billion in defence assistance for Ukraine, and Biden’s request for another $60 billion for Kyiv is stalled in the US Congress.