Ryan: Russian probe will help US allies

2017-04-23 09:01
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Tallinn - US House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the US Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election is to "prevent the same kind of thing happening" to its Nato and other allies.

Ryan on Saturday spoke at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas during a visit by a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Baltic Nato member and staunch Washington ally.

The Republican speaker said though Russia's alleged meddling didn't affect the outcome of the election its actions "cannot be tolerated." He stressed the US had a responsibility to share the results of the Russia investigation with countries like Estonia, which in recent years had faced Russia's aggressive disinformation campaigns along with Baltic neighbours Latvia and Lithuania.

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