Russia to Deploy Military Units along Arctic Border
Russia will complete deployment of military units on its territory along the Arctic belt by the end of 2014. This came in a statement by Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu on Tuesday.
“We have been very active in the Arctic region lately, and this year we will have a large number of units deployed along the Arctic circle, practically from Murmansk to Chukotka,” Mr. Shoygu announced at the Defence Ministry’s board meeting in Moscow.
“In fact, many things, such as airdromes, logistic facilities, water intakes, power supply facilities will have to be built from scratch, which we are doing right now,” Mr. Shoygu concluded.
It should be mentioned that Russia intends to strengthen its military, political and economic position in the Arctic. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the establishment of a new state body for the implementation of Russia’s national policy in the region.