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I've been following this for a while. Especially the power of Russian frigates to hit Syrian targets after flying over Libya. There are no US frigates that can do that, only destroyers.
You're right. The report is right. The gap is narrowing, and quickly. Having said that, the US will still inflict unimaginable and disabling damage to any country if provoked, that will set them back at least 10 or 15 years in conventional showdown. Nukes is a WWIII. I don't think we'll go there.