Russia says US and NATO are ‘main threats’ to national maritime security


The United States’ “quest for dominance” over the world’s oceans and NATO enlargement are the main threats to Russia’s national maritime security, according to new Russian naval doctrine adopted on Sunday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Executive Decree approving the Naval Doctrine of the Russian Federation and the Executive Decree approving the Regulations of the Russian Navy earlier in the day ahead of the central part of the main naval parade, the report reported. Xinhua news agency.

The 55-page doctrine says the main challenges and threats to Russia’s national security and sustainable development are “the United States’ strategic path to dominance in the world’s oceans and its global influence in international processes.”

NATO’s “expansion of military infrastructure to Russia’s borders” and the bloc’s “increasing number of exercises in areas adjacent to the country’s waters” are also listed as major national security threats to Russia. Russia.

Putin said in a speech at the parade that the doctrine openly delineates Russia’s borders and areas of national interests.

The maritime doctrine update reflects changes in the geopolitical and military strategic situation around the world, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said at a maritime council meeting in May, according to a TASS report.



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