The US State Department is committed to a more stable and predictable relationship with Russia but will protect its own interests.
The United States intends to respond confidently to Russia’s malicious actions, but at the same time will continue to look for ways to cooperate. This was announced on Thursday, April 15, by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. His statement was distributed by the press service of the State Department.
“We will act with confidence when responding to Russian actions that harm us, our allies, and partners. Where possible, the United States will look for opportunities to cooperate with Russia in order to build a more stable and predictable relationship that meets American interests, ” he said.
Blinken also added that the United States is working with allies around the world to strengthen cybersecurity.
“In addition, the State Department is taking steps to strengthen cyber cooperation around the world, including developing new training courses with its partners on the policy and technical aspects of the disclosure of cyber incidents,” the head of the US Foreign Ministry said.
According to him, the State Department also supports training on responsible behavior of states in cyberspace.
Recall that today, US President Joe Biden signed a decree on new sanctions against Russia, which are addressed to 16 organizations and 16 individuals of the Russian Federation for interfering in the US election and cyberattack through SolarWinds.
The White House also reported on the preparation of new broad sanctions against the Russian Federation, which may affect Russian government officials, their spouses, and children.