Russia's parliament member Franz Klintsevich said that the proposal to review the nuclear doctrine had been driven by the deployment of NATO forces closer to Russia's borders.
"All that is aimed at threatening Russia," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.
A group of Russian lawmakers asked the Kremlin yesterday to review the nation's rules for the use of nuclear weapons amid tensions with the West.
Participants in the hearings organized by the upper house's defense committee suggested that the presidential Security Council should draft a new version of the nuclear doctrine, the Associated Press reported
The lawmakers said in their proposals that the revised doctrine should in particular spell out a response to an attack on Russia with hypersonic and other strategic non-nuclear weapons.