//Russia defines main threats in nuclear deterrence strategy

Russia defines main threats in nuclear deterrence strategy

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree approving the foundations of Russia’s state policy in the field of nuclear deterrence.
The document lists primary dangers and military threats to Russia:
potential enemy military build-up on the territories adjacent to Russia, which include means for delivering nuclear weapons;

the deployment of ballistic missiles and hypersonic weapons by the countries, which consider Russia a potential adversary

creation and deployment of anti-ballistic missile defense systems and strike systems in space;

availability of nuclear weapons or other types of weapons of mass destruction that can be used against Russia and its allies;

uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear weapons, delivery vehicles and equipment for their manufacture;

deployment of nuclear weapons on the territories of non-nuclear states.

The document states that Russia’s state-run policy in the field of nuclear deterrence is defensive in its nature.