Independent: British scientists opened the eyes of the West to Russian activity in the Arctic

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According to the publication The Independent, researchers at the British Henry Jackson Society have released a report on the substantially increased militarization of the Arctic by Russia. British scientists warn that Russia has strengthened its presence in the Arctic and urge the West to pay attention to strengthening the country in an economically important region. Article translation provided InoTV.

According to experts, Russia has established permanent military districts, increased training of troops and creates new brigades in the region, without ceasing to “exploit its natural resources”. At the same time, Moscow commissioned the construction of a new fleet icebreakers, mothballed old Soviet military bases and deployed a radar early warning system in the Arctic.

Independent: British scientists opened the eyes of the West to Russian activity in the Arctic


In addition, according to British scientists, Russia is restoring airfields located on Novaya Zemlya, in Tiksi, Vorkuta and Anadyr. At the same time, its huge military complex “Arctic Trefoil” is being put into operation.

The drafters of the report also note that aviation Moscow regularly "invades" the airspace of other countries in the region. In 2014 alone, Norway “intercepted” 74 Russian planes patrolling its coast.

In this regard, NATO needs to urgently "adopt an Arctic strategy and make sure to create a common approach to regional security issues," emphasize British experts.

Over the past ten years, Russia has expanded its military strength and potential in the Arctic, which in scale and content exceed all that the West has done over the same period of time
- the author of the report and the director of the Center for Russian Studies, Andrew Foxall.

According to him, the country's national interests partly explain its activity in the region. But something in this Arctic activity looks like Russia is “participating in a one-sided arms race.”

We can no longer ignore Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic
- commented on the report of the British parliamentarian James Gray. -
While ice is melting in the region, and new commercial opportunities are emerging, Britain and its allies must do more to preserve the peace and stability of the Arctic.


In the opinion of politics, London should prevent a return to the practices of the Cold War, which could lead to a halt to Western trade routes that are important to the West. For this you need to work with Moscow.

But we must also be wary of the threat to our interests that Russian military activity carries in the Arctic, and protect ourselves and our allies in the High North and in the North Atlantic
- added Gray.
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  1. +2
    8 September 2017 11: 28
    But something in this Arctic activity looks as if Russia "is participating in a unilateral arms race."
    we were already in the role of catching up, dumb ... right now you are catching up if possible.
    1. +6
      8 September 2017 11: 32
      "The Englishwoman is crap!"-This is not just a popular Internet meme, but there is a historically established reality that constantly exists in reality!
      1. vch
        +8
        8 September 2017 11: 39
        And British scientists have opened their eyes to the world on whether it is possible to grow another paw at a Drosophila fly, how far you can throw slippers and many, many more stupid things!
        1. +6
          8 September 2017 11: 57
          While ice is melting in the region, and new commercial opportunities are emerging, Britain and its allies must do more to preserve the peace and stability of the Arctic.

          I wonder how! In the Arctic, apart from seals and polar bears, there is still no one, and they already want to protect "peace and stability" there. Probably some SHGN (shamanistic state of the Nenets) will be muddied. So simple, for "protecting peace and stability."
        2. +10
          8 September 2017 12: 34
          British scientists also opened their eyes to the world

      2. Maz
        +1
        8 September 2017 11: 43
        Are these the same British scientists who received the Schnobel Prize? Did you just see it right now, or was our press transferred last year? I remember the translator here they were looking for the Great Combat for special forces, apparently they found it and he began to translate our periodicals.
      3. 0
        8 September 2017 11: 58
        How do the British want their sissyun to reach the Arctic, you look after the fluttering and where they’ll allocate six hundred parts, and it’ll be closer to the scraps after the sherkhanov
        1. vch
          +2
          8 September 2017 12: 08
          Not six hundred square meters, but a plot two and a half meters, and for everyone who wants to poke around .... There is permafrost - for a long time to be preserved in its pristine moronic image .......
      4. +3
        8 September 2017 12: 31
        Yes, they’re just afraid of the next nishtyaks))) They don’t care where, most importantly, the nishtyak saw, have time to snatch! What can you do, capitalism in all its glory. With an animal grin ((( negative
        But then, alas, they were late!
      5. +1
        8 September 2017 12: 45
        Quote: Finches
        Englishwoman crap! "

        Duc, nahai ... This time, shaved are not lying. Yes Unless, again, they didn’t open a damn thing, they only state a fact. And, meanwhile, the first Chinese bulk carrier "Lotus" arrived at our port Bronka by SevMorPuti yesterday. Well, and to the heap, at three (!!!) St. Petersburg Shipyard, under construction, are being built, emnip, six icebreakers of various classes - both diesel engines and nuclear powered ships.
    2. +11
      8 September 2017 11: 36
      British scientists have opened their eyes to the West on Russian activity in the Arctic

      Well, if British scientists, tady everything. laughing
      Britain and its allies must do more to preserve the peace and stability of the Arctic

      They didn’t decide to bring democracy to polar bears, well, well fool
      We can no longer ignore Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic

      Well so you generally how many centuries can’t ignore Russia half-Turks. tongue
      1. +10
        8 September 2017 11: 42
        Powerlessness and dementia breeds envy, malice and bias ....
        1. +7
          8 September 2017 11: 53
          Woke up? Now try to catch up ... laughing
        2. +6
          8 September 2017 12: 00
          I thought you would write "Impotence and Dementia Generates British Scientists" lol
          1. +6
            8 September 2017 12: 20
            In this context, these concepts are authentic .. ..
            1. +2
              8 September 2017 12: 30
              Greetings to honest people! hi English scholars this anecdotal phrase puts everything in its place - overslept ...
              1. +6
                8 September 2017 12: 40
                Victor, hi! Looks like the Britons decided that the development of the Arctic by Russia ended with the flight of Chkalov through the North Pole .....
                1. +3
                  8 September 2017 13: 12
                  Do you want to say that they still haven’t come to their senses from Chkalov’s flight? lol
  2. 0
    8 September 2017 11: 30
    Where is England? And where is the Arctic? I got it even, it's not his business. Ish mouth opened am
    1. 0
      8 September 2017 11: 44
      Quote: forester
      Where is England? And where is the Arctic? I got it even, it's not his business. Ish mouth opened

      Well, so with a gun at our temple, we are forcing our LNG to buy, and the USA is no longer pricking at a loss to sell. Does the Yankees now have the same system as Gazprom's take or pay? that in this case translates "liquefy or pay"
  3. 0
    8 September 2017 11: 30
    Comrades, the adversaries demanded .. whether there will be more.
  4. +2
    8 September 2017 11: 35
    British scientists have discovered: it turns out that if a sandwich fell butter down, it is better not to eat it.
    Well, they received one and a half million pounds for their amazing discovery.
  5. +1
    8 September 2017 11: 39
    We can no longer ignore Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic
    squirting of excimer anglo-saxon poisonous saliva began ...
  6. +5
    8 September 2017 11: 41
    Something for a long time British scientists slept, woke up, opened their eyes, but it won’t happen to happen! They decided to open their eyes to the west ... laughing
  7. +1
    8 September 2017 11: 43
    While ice is melting in the region and new business opportunities are emerging, Britain and its allies must do more to preserve the peace and stability of the Arctic

    ... yeah, these only do. that "save the world" ... bully
  8. +2
    8 September 2017 11: 44
    While ice melts in the region, new business opportunities Britain and its allies must do more to preserve the peace and stability of the Arctic

    New promising trade routes are opening and money is floating away. That's the whole point of the discovery of "British scientists" ...
  9. Ren
    0
    8 September 2017 11: 46
    Is it time for the Arctic countries (Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the USA) to cut the Arctic.
    I’m interested in the legal aspect of the “sale” of Alaska - it can be seen from officially published documents that they sold only land (land), not a word about territorial waters.
    Can the Arctic waters of Alaska be legally considered Russian? fellow
    1. 0
      8 September 2017 11: 59
      Quote: Ren
      Is it time for the Arctic countries (Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, the USA) to cut the Arctic.
      Duc and want to cut it. Only right now. We have the Arctic fleet vs the rest is Argentina - Jamaica 5: 0
    2. 0
      8 September 2017 12: 03
      Under the law of the sea, land without water is not for sale. If there is access to the sea, then there is a certain border. The only question is how to determine it.
  10. 0
    8 September 2017 11: 49
    They are afraid) So they will respect!
  11. +4
    8 September 2017 11: 57
    British scientists discovered

    Again "British scientists" wassat
    1. +3
      9 September 2017 08: 17
      And also from whom a certain red-haired clown could have descended, which is listed in their foreign department.
      1. +1
        9 September 2017 19: 50
        Incubator, you see, one at all wink
  12. 0
    8 September 2017 12: 08
    Well article and article ... What is there to discuss then? The list of known facts ... No, they lit up the body-lot of cheers-patriots
  13. +4
    8 September 2017 12: 34
    They want to have time to take warm places? Busy!
  14. 0
    8 September 2017 12: 55
    Our Arctic.
  15. 0
    8 September 2017 14: 03
    Scribe to the world in the Arctic
  16. 0
    8 September 2017 14: 38
    The place is taken! They asked us not to borrow.
  17. +1
    8 September 2017 16: 05
    Oh, these British scientists are on a par with Vasily Ivanovich, Khoja Nasreddin and Aunt Rosa.
  18. +1
    8 September 2017 16: 54
    solid! We are not building up, but only getting closer to what happened under the USSR — all the ports are military-civilian! Strategists from Vinnitsa were based on Cape Schmidt - there was such a strip! Yeltsin _Caput! So they reached - Well .... py!
  19. 0
    8 September 2017 18: 16
    The place of English scientists in general is under the roof! It will be necessary - and pulled out. they are sweeping.
  20. +1
    8 September 2017 19: 59
    Now our polar bears. Will be protected.
  21. +3
    8 September 2017 21: 10
    It turns out that until Russia specifically took up the Arctic, didn’t anyone need it in FIGs? Not a single Arctic state has and does not have such an icebreaking fleet as Russia does. From envy in the West, it’s “overwhelming” in the anus!
  22. +4
    9 September 2017 08: 16
    Russia, by the way, does all this in its territorial waters. ... Ah-ah-ah, what a bad one! now Britain does not rule the seas there, how to survive it?

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