I didnt find reference to the EU being the number one threat, but I did find this from early 2016.
Russia has designated Nato’s activities a threat to its national security and accused the US of pursuing a policy of containment towards it, in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Moscow and the west.
The statements are contained in a paper on Russia’s national security strategy which was signed by president Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve, updating the previous version from 2009.
They echo increasingly anti-western rhetoric employed by Mr Putin in the past two years, as relations between Russia and the west have soured over the annexation of Crimea and war in east Ukraine.
The document lists a series of complaints against Nato, including “the intensification of military activities of member countries”, “further expansion of the alliance”, and “moving military infrastructure closer to Russia’s borders”, which it describes as a threat to national security.
Describing “new threats to national security which have a complex, interrelated character”, the strategy document accuses the US and its allies of “attempting to maintain their dominance in global affairs” by carrying out a “policy of containment of Russia”. This, it says, leads to “political, economic, military and informational pressure” on Russia.
The accusations against Nato and the US in Russia’s official national security policy are likely to further strain relations between Moscow and the west.
In an updated military strategy published a year ago, Russia stopped short of explicitly describing Nato or the US as threats or enemies. In the 2009 version of the national security strategy — developed under the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, now prime minister — Moscow criticised Nato expansion and the US move to build a missile defence system in Europe, but did not designate these actions a threat to Russia.
The new strategy document sharply criticises the west’s position on Ukraine, accusing the US and Europe of supporting “an anti-constitutional coup” which it says “has led to a deep split in Ukrainian society and the emergence of an armed conflict”. It warns that Ukraine has now become “a long-term source of instability in Europe and on Russia’s borders”.
The west says Russia has been instrumental in supporting rebels in east Ukraine, something Moscow has largely denied, although Mr Putin in December appeared to concede that Russian special forces had been involved in the conflict.
The document repeats Russia’s criticism of the Arab spring and so-called colour revolutions in eastern Europe, saying that the “practice of overthrowing legitimate political regimes is becoming more widespread, provoking domestic instability and conflicts”. It blames the emergence of Isis on the “policy of double standards which some countries adhere to in the fight against terrorism” — an implicit criticism of western foreign policy in Syria.
Putin certainly HAS said similar things, such as saying an EU-Ukraine detail would be a major threat to the Russian economy.
I shall keep looking.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 21 April 2018 - 1210 PM.