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Defence ministry to deliver to northern garrisons 54,000 tonnes of cargo

December 14, 2013, 12:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 14, 10:08 /ITAR-TASS/. During the navigation of 2014, Russia’s Defence Ministry will deliver about 54,000 tonnes of material means to military divisions in the regions of Extreme North and to distanced garrisons in Siberia and the Far East, Deputy Defence Minister General Dmitry Bulgakov told reporters.

“We shall pay special attention to delivery of material means to the Arctic, including to the Kotelny Island of the Archipelago of New Siberian Islands. The military authority is controlling strictly that region,” the deputy defence minister said.

General Bulgakov said during the navigation to northern and far-distanced garrisons the military would deliver fuel, hard fuel, food, clothes and medical equipment.

“The deliveries to the military divisions located in the Extreme North and in Siberia and the Far East is due to be completed by October 1, 2014,” he said.

Earlier, the military authorities said at the New Siberian Islands it would organise a Russian military base, which will include land, sea and air components for control over the country’s natural resources in the Arctic and over the Northern Sea Route.

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