Trump warns Russia to stop destabilizing actions in Europe

Trump warns Russia to stop destabilizing actions in Europe
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE on Thursday warned Russia to stop its “destabilizing activities” in Ukraine and around the world.

During a speech in Poland, the president said the United States must work to combat “new forms of aggression.”

“We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere and its support for hostile regimes, including Syria and Iran,” Trump said.

Russia has had a military presence in Ukraine since 2014, when it annexed Crimea, and has been accused of materially supporting armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. It has also militarily and politically helped prop up the governments of Syrian President Bashar Assad during the country’s ongoing civil war. 

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“We cannot accept those who reject our values and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent,” Trump said at the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw. 

“To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyber warfare, we must adopt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields,” he said.

The speech comes several months after a declassified report from the intelligence community concluded that Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinOvernight Defense: Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers dramatic day of testimony | Talks of 'crisis' at State Department | Trump tweets criticism of envoy during hearing | Dems warn against 'witness intimidation' | Trump defends his 'freedom of speech' Highly irregular: Rudy, the president, and a venture in Ukraine Biden responds to North Korea: 'I wear their insults as a badge of honor' MORE called for an influence campaign aimed at helping Trump win the White House.