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The U.S. house of representatives passed a bill which would establish a Commission to counter the “hidden influence” of Russia. As noted by the AP, it may be contrary to the promise of Donald trump to improve relations with Moscow
The U.S. house of representatives passed a bill related to policy issues in the field of intelligence and involves the creation of a Commission to counter the “Russian political intervention around the world,” writes the Associated Press.
We are talking about the interdepartmental Committee, which, as stated in the text of the document will have to prevent Russia’s attempts to “exert a hidden influence on the people and the government.” In particular reference is made to countering the dissemination of false information, corruption, human rights abuses, acts of terrorism and murders committed by the “security forces or political elites of the Russian Federation or their agents.”
Voted for the bill 390 members of the house of representatives, against — 30. The Senate is expected to vote on this document will last until the end of the parliamentary session this year.
The bill may “be contrary to the pledge of the newly elected U.S. President Donald trump to improve U.S. relations with Moscow,” emphasizes AP.
Earlier in an interview with Corriere della Sera , the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow hopes that the new administration trump “does not want to repeat the mistakes of that which goes and which deliberately destroyed the Russian-American relations”. “Of course, we welcomed the willingness to cooperate between our two countries, which showed trump during election campaign”, — said the Minister.
He added that Moscow hopes that “forming foreign policy team will make specific steps” to resolve the crisis in relations between the two countries.
November 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that with the election trump President of the United States has a chance to improve relations between the two countries. Putin spoke about took place between him and trump the conversation: they are, according to Putin, decided to work on improving relations.