“Vladimir Putin is intent on undermining democracies throughout the world, make no mistake about it. We should be very candid about that,” Pompeo told journalism students in the capital Bratislava. “Where barbed wire and armed guards stood, today people, goods and information cross freely,” Pompeo said. A senior US official travelling with Pompeo said the Trump administration was pursuing a strategy similar to that in Asia, where for years the United States has been seeking to curb China’s power. Western concerns on Hungary’s ties with Moscow amounted to “enormous hypocrisy,” he said, adding that Western Europe was doing energy deals with Russia.
Source: The Express Tribune February 12, 2019 17:03 UTC