US actions threaten Russia’s national security: RIA

"It's not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that really hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security," syas Russia foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

By: Reuters | Moscow | Updated: October 9, 2016 4:42 pm
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AP photo) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AP photo)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the United States had been taking aggressive steps that threatened Russia’s national security, the RIA news agency reported.

“We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the aggressive Russophobia that now lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards Russia,” it quoted Lavrov as saying.

“It’s not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that really hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security.”