According to the report of the intelligence Department of the Pentagon, Moscow is convinced that the United States intends to bring about regime change in Russia. According to Russian intelligence, this proves in particular the events in Ukraine.
A report obtained by the Associated Press, is not secret and will later be published in other media.
The report was compiled before the last presidential election in the United States.
According to experts from the Pentagon, these fears are the main cause of strained relations between Moscow and Washington severely deteriorated during the presidency of Barack Obama.
Despite the fact that campaign rhetoric trump was perceived by many as a sign of forthcoming improvement in relations between the US and Russia, during the first six months of the presidency trump the relationship had not improved.