Russia against militarized Arctic

HMCS Corner Brook on arctic patrol.

From RIA Novosti:  Russia is opposed to the militarization of the Arctic, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Serdyukov spoke after a meeting with his Danish counterpart, Gitte Lillelund Bech, in Moscow.

"The sides shared their views on the situation in the Arctic. Russia is against the militarization of the north and sees no need for a military presence in the region today," Serdyukov’s press secretary Irina Kovalchuk said.  (photo: Master Corporal Blake Rodgers/Canadian Ministry of National Defense)

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