Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a session of the State Council's Presidium at the Kremlin in Moscow, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
MOSCOW - 19 December 2017: The Kremlin has commented on the new US national security strategy, announced by Donald Trump on Monday, Sputnik reported.
"A brief reading of [the strategy], especially the sections, mentioning our country, and as a whole [demonstrates] the imperial nature of the document, there is no desire to refute the unipolar world, there is a persistent unwillingness, rejection of a multipolar world," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated, commenting on the document.
The spokesman has stated that Russia couldn't agree with the US stance, claiming that the country poses a threat to US security, but has pointed out the positive aspects of the document, such as the readiness for cooperation with Russia in areas of interest for the US side.
"This [position] is absolutely in line with our approach, voiced by the president [of Russia Vladimir Putin], because Moscow is also looking for cooperation with the US where it is beneficial to us, and as far as our American colleagues are ready to go," Peskov said.
As an example of such cooperation Peskov has mentioned the joint work in the fight against terrorism, which helped to prevent terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg.
"Once again I want to recall an ideal example of such cooperation — the exchange of information through special services, which, I repeat, really helped save many lives," Peskov said.
He went to say that Moscow will study the new US national security strategy, noting that the document is large enough and "certainly needs to be studied carefully," pointing out "quite impressive" statements, which "yet to be comprehended."