Amid deteriorating relation between Russia and the USA, for the very first time Russia has mentioned the USA as a threat to national security.
The docs named ‘National Security of Russian Federation’ also named NATO as threat to national security. The document is now signed by President Vladimir Putin. Relations between Russia and the West reached a low after Russian forces annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014. Since then, the West has accused Russia of aiding insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
The United States and the European Union have since imposed wide-ranging sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.