SEVEROMORSK, June 1. /TASS/. Presently, no challenges in the Arctic exist that would require the use of military force there, a Russian admiral said on Wednesday.
"Russia is in favor of cooperation between countries in polar latitudes, while seeking to establish an international partnership in the name of preserving the Arctic region as a zone of peace, stability and low military tension within the framework of international law and ensuring Russia’s national interests in the Arctic," Northern Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Moiseyev said. In his address marking Northern Fleet Day, he reiterated that there were no challenges requiring the use of military force there.
The Russian admiral said the Arctic region had in recent years been playing an increasingly important role in domestic and foreign policies, mostly for Arctic countries that include Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United States, and beyond.
Russia is guided by conceptual documents when it comes to its goals and priorities as well as mechanisms for the implementation of its national policy in the Arctic, and in regards to regional defense security, too.