Denmark is up against the giants in the battle for the Arctic, and now, Russia has opened another military base in The Østsibiriske Sea.
The first glimpse of the base of the Northern Clover has just been shared with the outside world, and the base is equipped with missilanlæg that works all the way down to -50 degrees.
Russia also plans to develop its anti-aircraft-missile system to be able to work in the polar areas, and the country will have defenses from the air at a military base on the mainland nearby.
It writes CNN.
the Base is located on the Kotelny Island, one of the world's most remote areas to the north of the østsibiriske coast.
Russia prides itself even with the 250 man, who is stationed at the base, have supplies enough to be able to survive a whole year without contact to the outside world.
Getting closer to the military base in the video at the top of the article.
Officially, the base has the purpose to protect the north-east passage, but it is only 2000 kilometres from the U.S. and Canada.
- Our base performs radarkontrol, monitor the airspace, to ensure the north-east passage and eliminates the damage to the environment, says major Vladimir Pasechnik, who leads the tactical group on the military base, according to CNN.
And in the UNITED states has been the brand to the new military base.
- I think we are finally starting to pay attention, says David Titley, who is an admiral in the US navy, to CNN.
the Arctic has basically been ignored the last few years. But our rivals have serious plans with serious resources, he says.
the north Pole is also interesting for Russia to get control over, because there is oil and gas reserves under the seabed by poland. They become more accessible as climate change melts part of the ice sheet over poland.
Vladimir Putin has previously referred to the area as 'the most important region, which will supply the future of Russia and Denmark, Russia and Canada have made claims on the seabed, as it is located in the extension of all three countries' territories.
In the Ilulissat declaration of 2008 commits the Denmark/Greenland, Canada, Norway, Russia and the UNITED states, which together form the arctic coastal states themselves to resolve disputes and overlapping claims in The Arctic Ocean, through negotiations.
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In January had a Russian military aircraft on vignerne, because they believe to have intercepted a Swedish rekognoseringsfly, there spionerede against them. Later the same day thought the swedes that their airspace had been violated by the russians. Video: Ruptly.
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