US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Russia and China are using the coronavirus pandemic to advance their interests, La Stampa reports.
According to him, Russia assisted Italy in the fight against COVID-2019, in order to then scold Rome and its allies using disinformation campaigns.
Esper also accused China of trying to invest in strategic industries and infrastructures of other countries, in order to influence security.
So, he pointed out the possible creation of 5G communications by the Chinese company Huawei, from the supply of which the US allies may depend.
Previously, three Italian regions: Piedmont, Apulia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, asked Russia for help in the fight against coronavirus.
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