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.