Theresa May identifies Russia as 'hostile state'

Theresa May identifies Russia as 'hostile state'

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned European leaders to remain "open-eyed" to the threat of "hostile" Russia as she accused Moscow of attempting to destabilise the continent.

"We must be open-eyed about the actions of hostile states like Russia who threaten the potential growth of the Eastern Neighbourhood and who try to tear our collective strength apart," May stressed.

"I'm looking forward today to renewed commitments from European countries to working together to tackle these shared challenges in both security and development," SkyNews cited the PM as saying.

She highlighted Moscow's recent hacking activities and Kremlin-operated "fake news" initiatives as "an attempt to sow discord in the West".