Putin Warns In A New Military Doctrine That The Expansion Of NATO Is A Threat
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.
The new military doctrine says the main external risks for the country are the expansion of NATO's military capabilities and detribalization in several regions, RIA news agency reported.
The doctrine also says the main internal risks are activities to destabilize situation in the country and the activities of terrorists, it added.
The U.S. is also mentioned as a major foreign threat in the document, according to Russia Today.
The doctrine maintains its stance on nuclear weapons, stating that Russia would use the weapons to protect itself from a military attack.
(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Alexander Winning)