The Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper published an article under the headline “On the Foundations of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Field of Nuclear Deterrence.” The material, which was prepared by the General Staff of the Armed Forces, speaks about the conditions, under which Russia can use nuclear weapons against another state. The General Staff noted that the document appeared at a time when Russia was trying to deter the arms race unleashed by the United States. It is this fact that prompted Russia to take an unprecedented step to publish its vision of its role in the security system.
USA’s aggressive behavior
Based on the document, the United States has launched another arms race as a result of several sequential steps made by its administration:
pull-out from the ABM Treaty in 2002;
pull-out from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles in 2019;
pull-out from the Open Skies Treaty in 2020.
According to top Russian military officials, the purpose of such actions taken by the US administration is to deploy missile systems near Russian borders and exclude arms control on its own territory.In addition, the United States intends to pull out from the START III Treaty. The USA may thus cast serious doubts on two other fundamental documents that contain a nuclear catastrophe in the world: