MOSCOW: Russia's Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that the country's national security strategy is being renewed aimed at addressing new threats. "Political and economic pressure is being used to contain Russia, and attempts are being made to destabilise our socio-political situation, incite and radicalize protests, and erode traditional Russian spiritual and moral values," Xinhua news agency Patrushev as saying to the government's official newspaper, Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday.
On May 28, President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of permanent members of the Security Council to discuss the draft of the new national security strategy.
The current version was adopted in 2015 and should be modified every six years in accordance with law. According to Patrushev, the updated strategy will be aimed at significantly improving the well-being of the population, strengthening Russia's defence capabilities, cementing internal unity, and achieving national development goals. Particular attention is paid to preserving Russia's nuclear deterrence at a sufficient level, maintaining the combat readiness of the armed forces, and keeping a leading position in the development and production of advanced weapons, he said. (IANS)