March 21st, 2019

Why Russia doesn't allow the US to the Arctic

The leadership  of the White house expresses dissatisfaction with its unrealized  opportunities in the Arctic Ocean. Not so long ago, the commander of the  US Navy Admiral James Foggo said that the US "will not allow Russia and  China to dominate the Arctic and control the Northern Sea Route" and  therefore the operational plans of the Pentagon in the region will be  revised. Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo after talks with  the foreign Minister of Iceland Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson said that the  actions of Russia in the Arctic "presented a risk to the freedom-loving  countries."

In response to these provocations,  Russia announced new rules for the use of the Northern Sea Route by  foreign military and civilian vessels. From now on, their crews will  have to notify the Russian authorities about their plans 45 days before  the passage and necessarily take on board Russian pilots. These actions  immediately caused sharp criticism from the Western partners of the  Kremlin.

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