Diaz-Balart: Russia is Not an Ally of the United States
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement regarding U.S.-Russia relations.
“As our own intelligence experts and the House Intelligence Committee have asserted, Russia interfered in the United States’ 2016 election just as it meddles in the elections of its neighbors. Throughout the world, Russia is often on the opposite side of U.S. interests in crucial areas such as Ukraine, Syria, and Iran. Under Putin’s charge, Russia has become increasingly undemocratic, expelling pro-democracy NGOs from its territory, suppressing independent media, ignoring human rights, and manifesting a perilous environment for journalists. We must remember that Russia is not an ally of the United States, and that those responsible for attacks on our democratic institutions must be held accountable.”