Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new maritime doctrine that stamps a significant warning on the United States. This new legislation spells out the “dangers” of the US Navy and its “course to naval dominance.”
Putin signed the 55-page document before he gave his speech at the Russian Navy Day in St. Petersburg. The port city of Saint Petersburg, sitting right on the Baltic Sea, represents a Russian area that feels threatened by the USA and the NATO.
Russian news agency Tass explained the thinking behind the document: “Russia will be ramping up the Navy’s operational capabilities to ensure national security and protect its interests in the World Ocean, as follows from the new Maritime Doctrine.”