“'Life shows that the reliability of some of our western partners is temporary and that is because, unfortunately, it is very tight with the political environment,' Mikhail Popov, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, told RIA Novosti in an interview."
“A special working group was set up within the framework of the Russian Security Council to introduce amendments to the doctrine, which was last updated in 2010.”
“It’s obvious that the changes in the military doctrine should be directed at the removal of our dependence on the import of machine tool production, deliveries of raw materials, ready-made materials and parts,”
“Russia is currently undergoing a $640 billion rearmament program aimed at increasing the share of modern weaponry in Russia’s armed forces to 70 percent by 2020.”
"NATO’s increased military activities in Eastern Europe is a threat to Russia and is forcing Moscow to come up with reciprocal measures in order to protect itself, ..."
“When NATO troops are approaching our borders, of course, we develop a plan … It is a threat when troops are being stationed next to your border. I recall NATO’s commitment not to expand the bloc’s territory eastward … All that remains to us is to somehow oppose this expansion of NATO,”
"Russian Security Council deputy secretary Mikhail Popov told RIA Novosti Russia is going to make amendments to its military doctrine triggered by geopolitical factors, including NATO’s activities next to Russian borders and the situation in Ukraine."
"Russia has criticized NATO’s actions, arguing they lead to greater instability in the region."