January 4, 2016

Russia Declares The U.S. A “Threat To Russia’s National Security”

Over the weekend, Reuters reported that Russia named the “United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time” in a strategy document “signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve.” Russia said that its “heightened role” in “international and domestic policy” has caused “counteractions from the USA and its allies, which are striving to retain their dominance in global affairs”:

That in turn is likely to lead to “political, economical, military and informational pressure” on Russia, the document says.

The strategy document also criticized U.S. and E.U. involvement in Ukraine and identified NATO as a threat:

The document says that the United States and the EU have supported an ‘anti-constitutional coup d’etat in Ukraine’, which led to a deep divide in Ukrainian society and a military conflict.

It also names the expansion of NATO as a threat to Russia’s national security and said that the United States has expanded its network of military-biological laboratories in neighbouring to Russia countries.

Russia’s actions against the U.S. show that Clinton’s failed effort to “reset” relations with Russia “now lies in tatters.” Since her time as Secretary of State, Russia’s aggression against its neighbors and the West has steadily increased.