Russia to change its military doctrine

Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev said that Russia's national military doctrine might change after the concept of Russian Armed Forces construction and development is prepared, reports RIA Novosti.

"Considering the work [on the preparation of the concept of construction and development of the Armed Forces by the defense agencies], the Security Council of Russia will analyze and make proposals to the President [Putin] to make corrections in the military doctrine of the Russian Federation, if necessary," said Patrushev after a meeting of the Security Council of Russia.

During a meeting of the Russian Security Council in November, Russian President Vladimir Putin set a task for the Russian security forces for the next ten years.

The military doctrine regulates the direction of development and conditions for use of the national armed forces, including nuclear forces. Russia's military doctrine stipulates that the country "reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and/or its allies, and also in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation involving the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is under threat."

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