NATO officially names Russia the main threat to its security

NATO leaders approved at the Madrid summit a new strategic concept for NATO until 2030, in which Russia is recognized as a "direct threat to security."

"Russia poses the most important and direct threat to the security of allies and to peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic zone," the document says.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained that the new concept takes into account the fact that "the world has changed dramatically since the adoption of the previous document in 2010 in Lisbon. NATO does not pose a threat to Russia."

The previous NATO concept from 2010 refers to the desire to develop a strategic partnership with Russia in such areas as arms control, the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, and piracy.

The NATO Strategic Concept is the key document of the alliance. It reaffirms NATO's values, the goals of the organization, and provides a collective assessment of the security situation.

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Author`s name: Petr Ernilin