U.K. PM Theresa May Says Russia Seeks to ‘Weaponize’ In…

Alexander Smith

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a scathing attack on Vladimir Putin late Monday, accusing the Russian president of undermining the West by meddling in elections and seeking to “weaponize” information.

May’s comments represent a contrast to those of President Donald Trump, who has been more vague on the issue of whether Moscow interfered in last year’s White House election.

“I have a very simple message for Russia,” the British leader said. “We know what you are doing and you will not succeed, because you underestimate the resilience of our democracies, the enduring attraction of free and open societies, and the commitment of Western nations to the alliances that bind us.”




Image: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May