Europe: Russia makes renewed bid for contentious Arctic regions


HC World Service

Arctic territory is a character of row among Russia and UN. On Tuesday, Russia renew its efforts to taken control some parts of Arctic. The UN has rejected it in 2001. Now, Russia’s foreign ministry said the fresh bid is backed by scientific data.

Russia said its new submission to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf contained new arguments.

“Ample scientific data collected in years of Arctic research are used to back the Russian claim,” Russia foreign ministry said in a statement.

Since 2007, explorations expedition was send to Arctic by Russia.

The new move comes a week after the Kremlin said it was strengthening its naval forces in the Arctic as part of a new military doctrine.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the plans included a new fleet of icebreakers.

Conclusion: Russia and their way to conquer the Arctic.

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