MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The Russian government will strongly oppose any attempts to pursue a policy of confrontation in the Arctic region, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said speaking at the conference "International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development."
"We see the Arctic region as an area of dialogue and cooperation and intend to vigorously counter any attempts to bring all kinds of squabbles, intrigues, the policy of nervousness and confrontation to the region," Rogozin said.
According to Rogozin, Russia’s choice is a civilized solution to all disputes on the basis of international law. He noted that Moscow is open to cooperation on both a bilateral and multilateral basis.
The Russian deputy prime minister invited all those present to Arkhangelsk on March 30, 2017, where the Arctic - Territory of Dialogue forum will be held. He recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin traditionally takes part in this event.