Showing posts with label Arctic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arctic. Show all posts

Friday, July 1, 2022

Russia doesn’t want escalation regarding Spitsbergen, hopes for common sense in Oslo — MFA - TASS

Russia can’t ignore the moves by Norway to block the delivery of cargoes to Spitsbergen but is hoping Oslo will display common sense and will prevent an escalation, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador-at-Large Nikolay Korchunov told TASS on Friday.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Suspension of member countries' participation in Arctic Council to inevitably increase security risks, challenges - Russian Foreign Ministry

(Interfax) - The decision of seven member states of the Arctic Council to suspend participation in the Arctic Council's formal events will lead to an increase in security challenges in the region, and Russia will seek to minimize the negative implications from this decision, Russian Foreign Ministry Ambassador at Large, Russian Senior Official in the Arctic Council Nikolai Korchunov said.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Arctic expedition chief warns we’ve ‘set off the beginning of the explosion’ of irreversible global warming — RT World News

irreversible global warming

A German scientist who led the largest-ever Arctic expedition to date has warned we might have already reached an irreversible “tipping point” for global warming amid the continued disappearance of summer sea ice.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Moscow Says US Military Activities Contribute to Escalation in Arctic Region - FARS

 (FNA)- Russia's actions in the Arctic region do not pose any threat and do not violate international laws, and regional tensions only escalate due to the US military activities, the Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on Friday, commenting on US reports about Russia's "unprecedented military might in the Arctic".

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Growing Military Activity In Arctic Could Throw World Back To Cold War - Russian Diplomat - UrduPoint

The increasing military activity and the weakening of confidence-building measures in the Arctic can throw the world several decades back, to a Cold War-like situation, Russian Foreign Foreign Ministry's Ambassador-at-Large Nikolay Korchunov said in an interview with Sputnik.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

US official: Russia’s moves to expand control of Arctic shelf agree with international law

Russia’s latest moves to expand the area of the continental shelf in the Arctic under its control are in full conformity with international law, a senior US Department of State official said in a special tele-briefing for the media devoted to an international conference on the Arctic, due in Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31.

Friday, August 28, 2015

US, Russia Cooperation on Arctic Good Despite Situation in Ukraine

Relations between Russia and the United States on Arctic issues remains generally cooperative although there is some spillover due to differences over Ukraine, a senior State Department official told journalists in a conference call on Friday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Russia to respond to NATO anti-missile network build-up

Russia will have to respond to the unrestricted development of NATO anti-missile defense system capable of intercepting intercontinental ballistic missiles, Russia's defense ministry said Friday.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Freezing Cold War: Canada to Spend Billions on Arctic Military Gear

As winter comes to a close, Canada prepares to spend billions on new military equipment to support operations in the country’s inhospitable Arctic regions.

According to Defense News, both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force are set to receive some major equipment upgrades to help maintain the nation’s resource-rich northern regions. Prime Minister Harper insists that the area’s stockpiles of oil, natural gas, and minerals are critical to the Canadian economy.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Canada to Russia: ‘We will defend our sovereignty in the Arctic’

Canada is ready for a confrontation with Russia if it expands its ambitions in the Arctic region, Foreign Minister John Baird told a Danish newspaper. The oil-rich region is set to become a key political battleground in the coming decades.
“We are deeply concerned, and we are determined to promote and defend the sovereignty of Canada in the Arctic,” Baird said in an interview with the Danish publication Berlingske, published in the native language.
“For us, this is a strategic priority. In connection with the militarization that we are seeing, we would prefer to alleviate the conflict, but it's clear that we will defend our own sovereign power.”

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Putin sees room for compromise with Canada on Arctic, but not Ukraine

 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he can understand Canada's concerns about Arctic sovereignty, but the Canadian stance on Russian involvement in Ukraine is far harder to accept.

Putin took questions from senior representatives of international wire services, including The Canadian Press, at a meeting in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Putin Orders Strong Military Presence in Arctic

MOSCOW, December 10 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Tuesday to boost its presence in the Arctic and complete the development of military infrastructure in the region next year.

“I request that you pay special attention to the deployment of infrastructure and military units in the Arctic,” Putin said at an expanded meeting of the Defense Ministry Board.

Putin said Russia is actively developing this promising region and should have all means for protection of its security and national interests there.

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