Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated national security paper describing Nato's expansion as a threat to the country.
It accuses these countries of striving to dominate global affairs.
The conflict in Ukraine, which began in 2014, has led to a sharp deterioration between Russia and the West.
The updated National Security Strategy signed by President Putin on Thursday is the latest in a series that are critical of Nato.
Note EU-Digest: This is quite logical: it would be wrong if Russia would make any other statement about the NATO.
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