MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Moscow needs to enhance the offensive feature of its foreign policy in light of Washington’s actions, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said at a meeting of the Council’s Inter-Agency Commission on Strategic Planning.
"Given the changes in the US policy towards Russia, national security threats have clearly been increasing," he said, adding that "it requires working out additional measures to counter these threats."
"Enhancing the offensive feature of our foreign policy is one of the top priorities, as well as ensuring the country's defense potential, its state and public security," Patrushev added.
According to him, there is also the need to improve the efficiency of military and civilian import substitution projects, create conditions for the development of fundamental science, ensure the country’s energy security and advance efforts to strengthen the independence of Russia’s financial system.
Patrushev also called for paying particular attention to countering destructive foreign influence aimed at undermining Russia’s spiritual and cultural values, as well as to information security issues.
"All the measures should be thoroughly evaluated in order to improve the people’s quality of life," he added.