Pompeo calls Russia ‘real challenge’ in cybersphere

08:20, 16 December 2020
Pompeo calls Russia ‘real challenge’ in cybersphere Photo: POOL/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Russia is a ‘challenge’ in cyberspace after Moscow’s alleged hacking of the US institutions.

Pompeo also once again accused Moscow of interfering in the US elections.

Yeah, but I’m not sure they’re any more aggressive.  I – this is something that’s been consistent.  The Russian efforts to use cyber capabilities against us here in the United States is something that’s been consistent certainly for – goodness, I guess I was in Congress six years and now four years in the administration.  I have seen this consistently over time, right?  They tried to mess with our elections in 2008, 2012, 2016.  We frankly did better in 2020, pushing back against them.  This is a real challenge.  They – we have imposed costs on the Russians.  We’ve urged them to cease this kind of malign activity.  But they are a real challenge, Pompeo said.

All countries must condemn the holding of parliamentary elections in Venezuela and support opposition leader Juan Guaido, Mike Pompeo said, reported earlier.