Admiral says NATO threatening Russia’s interests in the Arctic

Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy.

From RIA Novosti:  Russia’s economic interests are threatened by the activities of NATO and a number of Asian countries in the Arctic, Navy commander Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said on Wednesday.

"Currently, a wide range of threats, which may negatively effect Russian economic interests, are concentrated in the Arctic," Vysotsky said.

"Recently, we received confirmation that NATO has marked out the Arctic as a zone of its interests," Vysotsky said.

Vysotsky also said that apart from NATO states, China, Japan, the two Koreas and such "well-known Arctic countries" as Malaysia and Thailand have also intensified their activities in the Arctic.  (photo: RIA Novosti)

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