Putin: US aspiration to dominate the Pacific Ocean threatens Russia's security
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the framework for a state policy regarding Russia’s naval activities through 2030. The document has been published on the official portal of legal information.
"The existing and emerging threats to the national security of the Russian Federation are in the Pacific Ocean, the main of which is the desire of a number of states, primarily the United States of America (USA) and their allies, to dominate the Pacific Ocean, including the Arctic, as well as to achieve the overwhelming superiority of their naval forces," the document says.
According to the document, among other threats to Russia's security are: the presence of territorial claims of foreign states to the Russian Federation with respect to coastal territories and adjacent water areas; An increase in the number of states that have combat-capable, powerful naval forces; the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missile technology; the desire of a number of states to limit the access of the Russian Federation to the resources of the Pacific Ocean and its access to vital marine transport communications; and economic, political, international legal and military pressure on the Russian Federation to reduce the effectiveness of its maritime activities in the Pacific Ocean and weaken its control over the Northern Sea Route, the historically established national transport communication of the Russian Federation.