In the Federation Council commented on the criticism of Russia in the nuclear doctrine of the United States
MOSCOW, 14 Jan — RIA Novosti. The US is trying “to throw the blame on others,” criticizing Russia in its nuclear doctrine, told RIA Novosti the head of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Viktor Bondarev.
In American nuclear doctrine, unclassified portion of which Friday published the newspaper the Huffington Post, claims that Russia denies or avoids the performance of its obligations under the several agreements, and also deviates from the proposals of States on a new round of nuclear disarmament.
“Recently in American national security strategy, Russia and China were identified as the main threat to the United States… We are well aware that “threat” in the American interpretation is not what violates the interests of security, integrity, freedom and prosperity of their country, and that undermines the US claim to global hegemony, said the Senator.
According to him, now the US nuclear doctrine — “trying to throw the blame on others, attributing to us what you accuse them”.
“The strategic nuclear forces of Russia considers as a reliable system of deterrence of large-scale aggression of the enemy, and not an offensive weapon. And let me remind you that only in the history of the country, to use nuclear weapons against civilians was not Russia and its predecessor USSR — said Bondarev.
According to the Senator, from the lips of American politicians periodically heard the words of the so-called “preventive nuclear strike” “against one or the other state.” “Our military doctrine is purely defensive in nature. However, as repeatedly emphasized by the Supreme commander of the armed forces, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, their safety we will defend consistently and harshly,” he added.