MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. Russia has not yet articulated its position over the new trilateral partnership of the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom (AUUKUS) in the field of security due to the scarcity of information about the goals and objectives of the alliance, but scrutinizes all the details, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
"At first, it’s necessary to understand all the details of this alliance. Clearly, we are scrutinizing the information," Peskov said.
"Before articulating our position, we need to understand the goals, objectives and means. At first, it’s necessary to answer these questions. We’ve got a little information so far," the Kremlin spokesman added.
Earlier, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States announced the creation of a new security partnership focused on the challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. The authorities of the three countries stressed that this partnership is not directed against any state. Under this initiative, Australia will get American technologies for creating nuclear submarines in the next 18 months. The construction will be organized in Adelaide. The sides also intend to cooperate in the fields of cyberspace, artificial intelligence and quantum technologies.