June 2, 2020 / 1:02 PM / a month ago

Russian strategic document names strike weapons deployed in space as key military threat: RIA

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin takes part in a video conference call with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia June 2, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin approved a strategic document on Tuesday naming the creation and deployment of anti-missile and strike weapons in space as one of the main military threats to Russia, the RIA news agency reported.

The document outlining Russia’s policy on its nuclear deterrent was published online amid arms control tensions between Russia and the United States over the future of New START, the last major pact regulating their nuclear arsenals.

Reporting by Polina Devitt and Andrew Osborn; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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