Russia has fermented conflict in the domus, repeatedly violated the national airspace of several European countries and mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption. This has included meddling in election and hacking the Danish Ministry of Defense and the Bundestag among many others. It is seeking to weaponize information, deploying its state run media organizations to plant fake stories and photoshopped images, in an attempt to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions.
So I have a very simple message for Russia. 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.