According to the Russian Satellite Network, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he signed an order on the approval of the new version of the "Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation" on the 3st.
Infographic: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to reports, the last time Russia revised its foreign policy concept was in 2016. Putin said at the end of January 2022 that the Russian Foreign Ministry has formulated a new draft foreign policy concept that reflects the changes in international politics in recent years.
On March 2023, 3, Putin held a meeting with the Standing Committee of the Federal Security Council, at which Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reported on the new version of the foreign policy concept.
Lavrov said that the new Russian foreign policy concept "directly refers to the United States as the main initiator and leader of the anti-Russian course." In general, the West's policy of comprehensively weakening Russia is characterized as a new type of hybrid war." At the same time, he pointed out that Russia is not isolated by the United States and Europe, and they should see that there is no vision for confrontation with Russia.
A new version of Russia's foreign policy concept is published on the official Russian legal information portal. "Russia views the U.S. course as a major source of risk to its own security, international peace, human balance and equitable development," the document said. ”
"Russia does not consider itself an enemy of the West, is not isolated from the West, has no hostility towards the West, and hopes that the West will recognize the futility of confrontation with Russia and accept the multipolar reality," the document said. ”
In addition, the new Russian foreign policy concept states that Russia can use armed forces to repel or prevent armed attacks on its own or its allies.