Russia’s northern navy will carry out strategic maneuvers in the Arctic next fall, where Russia has increased its military presence in recent years., The company said this Tuesday Interfax.
“These exercises will be a key test for the preparation of the forces and troops of the strategic formation to achieve its objective.”The Northern Navy noted.
The maneuvers include a series Specific exercises to ensure the safety of the North Sea route.
The Arctic Group operates a number of supply ships and vessels Landing operations on the islands and the mainland of the Russian ArcticNorthern Navy added.
Eight member states of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States) pledged in May to maintain Against the backdrop of growing tensions between Washington and Moscow, stability, peace and cooperation in the region.
The United States is concerned about Russia’s “growing military presence” in the Arctic, while Russia has expressed dissatisfaction with the deployment of NATO troops in neighboring countries., Which is considered a violation of the agreement signed between the Alliance and Russia two decades ago.
The Americans accused Russia of presenting “Illegal maritime claims”, referring to the rules for sending foreign vessels over the North Sea route, They say it does not respect international law.
Russia reiterated that The Arctic is “its territory, land” and on its soil it can do whatever it wants To protect your safety.
(With information from EFE)