Despite Trump, U.S. lawmakers want response from Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Democratic and Republican officials demand that Russia's responds to the alleged interference in US elections
13:21, 17 November 2016

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Though newly elected President Donald Trump calls to improve relations with Russia, US Democratic and Republican lawmakers ask Washington to respond to Russia's alleged interference in American elections and its actions in Ukraine and Syria. Senator Ben Cardin said on Wednesday that he had been working on "comprehensive" legislation to respond to Russian actions contrary to interests of the USA in Europe and Syria, and to Moscow 's cyber attacks during the campaign. This was reported by Reuters.

"Russia presents a very serious challenge for America. They're not our partner. They're a bully," Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters.

"Whether you attack us by MiG (fighter jet) or by mouse, it's an attack. It requires a response. It's clear that they were responsible for the cyber attack on our country in this past election," Cardin said.

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Other lawmakers have also called for action against Russia as they returned to Washington this week for the first time since Trump won the Nov. 8 U.S. election.

Earlier it was reported that US will remain strong partner of Ukraine, even if Trump wins elections, according to Jovanovic. According to the Ambassador, both candidate's teams demonstrated support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, democracy and cooperation.

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