As an example, the head of the Pentagon cited Moscow’s assistance to Italy in the fight against coronavirus, which may eventually worsen relations between Rome and its allies.
Esper called the situation in the world unique because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the US accused Russia, China, and Iran of spreading fakes about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, incorrect information is being distributed to discredit the measures taken by governments of different countries. In Moscow, Pompeo’s accusations were rejected.