Putin and Russia have listed the US among security threats in a new document that updates its security concerns.
A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated in recent years.
The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation”, was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States [nor] NATO.
I see no mention of the US in connection with the bombing of the Russian plane in 2015. This leads me to wonder if Russia does not have 2 separate reports, one for public consumption and another for government use? It’s hard to believe Russia could be operating from the same document. Meet the new Russia, same as the old Russia.
Well, seeing the Obama administration call Global Warming our biggest security threat is bound to put all kinds of ideas into Putin’s head.
No mention of what Putin’s New Years’ resolution is.