Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that countering “Russian malign influence ” is a priority for the United States budget.
“Russia poses threats that have evolved beyond external or military aggression, and now include influence operations targeting America and the Western world,” said in statement to the House Appropriations Committee.
“This budget prioritizes countering Russian malign influence in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, and further strengthens the Department’s own systems against malign actors, ” what is said in the document.
“We must continue to put American interests first and remain a beacon of freedom to the world. With the support of Congress, and through the strategic, efficient use of resources, this budget will do just that”.