NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. 0:00 / 1:31 BeyondWords A new naval policy that names the United States as Russia’s main international foe was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During a public event in St. Petersburg to commemorate Russia’s Navy Day, Putin signed the 55-page document. In a speech, the Russian president declared that one of his country’s main objectives was to oppose the United States.
According to Putin, Russia is threatened by “the strategic policy of the USA to dominate the world’s oceans.”
But Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine was not mentioned in his speech.
Expert: Russia intends to strike Ukraine with a hypersonic missile as part of President Putin’s strategic plan.
RUSSIA SAYS IT STRIKED UKRAINE MUNITIONS WAREHOUSE WITH HYPERSONIC MISSILE
Putin continued by asserting that several vessels would soon be armed with hypersonic missiles.
The ability of the Russian navy is crucial in this situation, according to Putin. “It is capable of responding with lightning speed to everyone who chooses to violate our freedom and sovereignty.”
A few months after Sweden and Finland formally joined NATO, Putin listed NATO expansion as one of the biggest threats to Russia. Finland and Russia are bordered by each other by 800 miles, greatly increasing the likelihood of conflicts between NATO and Russia.