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White House: cyber activity not against Russia policy

FILE PHOTO: Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that any offensive cyber activity against Russia would not be a violation of U.S. policy of avoiding direct military conflict with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented on statements from U.S. cyber command chief General Paul Nakasone, who told Sky News on Wednesday the United States has conducted a series of digital operations in support of Ukraine.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; editing by Jonathan Oatis)