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Trump’s CIA nominee accuses Russia of invading Ukraine
09:28, 13 January 2017
Trump’s CIA nominee accuses Russia of invading Ukraine

Mike Pompeo answering Senate’s question said that Russian Federation poses threat to Europe

09:28, 13 January 2017

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The candidate for CIA head, the Republican Mike Pompeo accused Russia of invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe and "doing nearly nothing" to destroy the so-called Islamic State. He said this, answering the question during the Senate meeting.

This was reported by BBC.

He also agrees that Russia is behind cyber-attacks on the USA and called Russian attempts to influence the US 2016 presidential election an "aggressive action".

Related: Trump press-conference: I have no deals with Russia

Earlier it was reported that Trump's Pentagon choice James Mattis said US needed to be ready to confront Russia. James Mattis called Russia one of the US biggest threats.

Related: Trump thinks that Russia was not the only one behind cyber attacks on US

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