NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the Arctic the quietest region for relations between Moscow and the alliance. This is reported by the agency.
Stoltenberg noted that the Russian authorities are ready to cooperate in the Arctic region, despite the gradual militarization of some regions of the Arctic. The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance highly appreciated the activities of the Arctic Council, which includes Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway.
On March 29, the commander-in-chief of the United Armed Forces of Europe in Europe, American General Curtis Scaparotti said that Moscow’s growing military forces in the Far North is worrying. On March 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of preserving the Arctic as a space for dialogue and advocating the right of all countries to work in the region.