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Trump wants to spend $661 million to counter Russia's malign influence

The means will be spent for advance shared security, safeguard the territorial integrity of U.S. allies and support partner countries’ efforts to transition away from Russian military equipment, particularly through Foreign Military Finance lending
08:30, 12 March 2019

The New York Times

The U.S. President Donald Trump asked the Congress to allocate $661 million for the partners in Europe, Central Asia, and Euro-Asia to counter Russia’s “malign influence,” as the document published on the website of the U.S. State Department says.

The website of the White House reports $500 million allocations for the same purposes.

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“The Budget provides over $500 million for assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia to: advance shared security; safeguard the territorial integrity of U.S. allies; support partner countries’ efforts to transition away from Russian military equipment, particularly through Foreign Military Finance lending; and address weaknesses in the macro-economic environment that the Government of Russia seeks to exploit, such as dependence on energy and trade,” the document says.

The website of the White House stresses that Trump claimed a need to focus on a “strategic competition” between Russia and China.

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