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RFE/RL Security Watch Vol. 1, No. 17, 13 November 2000

SERGEI IVANOV RANKS SECURITY THREATS. In his "Vek," no. 44,
interview, Security Council Secretary Sergei Ivanov ranked the
threats to Russia as being "the expansion of NATO eastwards,
international terrorism and the concept of humanitarian
interventions, which, he said, "derives from a world view which
ignores the opinions of others." He said that among the
country's most pressing internal threats were Chechnya and the
efforts of some governments to use sovereignty declarations to
undermine the constitution. Ivanov said that in this area the
situation has been "improving" since Vladimir Putin became
president. He also noted that the Strategic Rocket Forces will
not be incorporated into the air forces until 2006 and that the
reduction of the SRF will reflect only the decommissioning of
older ICBMs.

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