The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sent a message to Moscow, saying Washington will confront Russia’s “aggression” against its European neighbors.
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington on Tuesday, Tillerson claimed Moscow’s cyberattacks, energy policy and actions in Ukraine “are not the behaviors of a responsible nation.”
“We will not stand for this violation of international norms,” he noted in his speech aimed at reassuring European allies about the US commitment to security on the continent.
Tillerson said he had warned Moscow that relations with Washington would never be normal unless Russia withdrew its forces from neighboring Ukraine.
The US and its allies have levied broad economic sanctions against Russia over its alleged support for pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine and Moscow’s reunification with Crimea after a referendum in 2014.
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