Pompeo: sees joint action with NATO allies next week on Ukraine

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies at a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the State Department's budget request for 2020 in Washington D.C., U.S. March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he hoped to announce with NATO allies visiting Washington next week additional steps to push back on Russia over its aggression in Ukraine.

“Next week I am hopeful ... I will be able to announce another series of actions that we will jointly take together,” Pompeo told a House of Representatives hearing. He also acknowledged that Washington could have done more to address Moscow’s activity in Ukraine.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Susan Thomas