SAINT PETERSBURG: The US’ quest to dominate the oceans and NATO’s growth are the largest threats going through Russia, in line with a brand new Russian naval doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.
The 55-page doc stated the “important challenges and threats” to nationwide safety and improvement have been Washington´s “strategic goal to dominate the world’s oceans” and NATO navy infrastructure shifting in direction of Russia’s borders.
“Russia’s unbiased inner and exterior coverage faces counter-measures from the US and its allies, who purpose to protect their dominance on this planet, together with its oceans,” stated the doctrine, signed on Russian Navy Day.
Moscow views the Western navy alliance — the Soviet Union’s enemy through the Chilly Warfare — as an existential menace, utilizing Ukraine’s membership hopes to justify its offensive on February 24.
The doctrine stated Moscow will search to strengthen its main place in exploring the Arctic and its mineral assets and preserve “strategic stability” there by bolstering the potential of the northern and Pacific fleets.
It additionally talked about Russia’s want to develop a “protected and aggressive” sea route from Europe to Asia, referred to as the Northeast Passage, through the nation’s Arctic shoreline and guarantee it labored all year long.
“Immediately’s Russia can not exist with out a robust fleet… and can defend its pursuits on this planet’s oceans firmly and with decision,” the doctrine added.