The white house believes that Russia is the country which threatens the internal Affairs of the States and undermines the credibility of States in the international arena. This is stated in the new national security strategy of the United States, which is published on the website of the presidential administration, signed by Donald trump.
The document identifies three main external threats to national security:
- States revisionists, China and Russia.
- rogue States, Iran and the DPRK;
- transnacionalne groups, in particular, the jihadist terrorist group.
«There is a fundamental political contest between those who favour a repressive system, and those who favor a free society. China and Russia want to form a world of opposite values and U.S. interests», – stated in the strategy.
The administration of the trump officially recognized the presence of Russian threats.
«Russia uses information operations within the cyber attacks to influence public opinion around the world. Her campaign effects combine secret intelligence operations, joint work fake online character with the state media, third party intermediaries and pay social media users or «trolls,» – noted in the national security strategy of the United States.
In addition, Russia seeks in every way to undermine the authority of the States in the eyes of the partners in transatlantic cooperation and to restore the status of «great power», creating a sphere of influence near its borders, saying trump.
«Incursions in Georgia and Ukraine, Russia has demonstrated a willingness to violate the sovereignty of countries in the region. Russia continues to intimidate its neighbors, demonstrating threatening behaviour, including nuclear bragging and deploying offensive weapons,» the strategy says.
During the election campaign and after the election of President trump has announced its intention to improve relations with Russia. In January 2017 he wrote on Twitter, that to have good relations with Russia is a good thing, not bad. In his opinion, only fools can think otherwise.
2 Aug trump has approved the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. Immediately after signing the act the President said that he did it for the sake of national unity.
The document reduces the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days, and for the oil and gas sector – up to 30 days. Also, the President of the United States may apply sanctions to persons who intend to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $5 million a year or $1 million lump sum. The law obliges the President of the United States subject to confirmation by Congress of any mitigation or cancellation of sanctions.
3 Aug trump said that US relations with Russia after the sanctions against Russia by the U.S. Congress are in the «dangerously low point».
Trump has named Russia among the countries that threaten U.S. national security 19.12.2017