UK publishes new foreign and defense policy doctrine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially launched the Kingdom’s Comprehensive Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy Review (.pdf). In the document, Russia is called the most acute security threat in the Euro-Atlantic region. Mr. Johnson presented the provisions of the document to the House of Commons, the speech was broadcast live on YouTube.

London plans to contain and defend against all threats to Moscow, including through NATO. This will continue until relations with Russia improve, the doctrine says. The UK also plans to hold Russia accountable for violating international rules and regulations, the document says.

In addition, London is going to increase the number of nuclear warheads to 260. Now there are 180. The doctrine says that by 2030 the kingdom’s diplomacy will be supported by a nuclear arsenal and the ability to project influence.

The United States is called the most important partner of Great Britain. The document also mentions plans for cooperation with China in trade and investment.

The doctrine was commented earlier today by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov. He said that the opinion of the heads of some Western states that Russia poses a threat is cause for concern and regret.

On the revision of the military strategy of Great Britain in the material – “Kommersant” “The Warhead Pain of London.”