[Russian] Naval task force to Northern Sea Route | Barentsobserver

For the second time in two years Russia sends a naval task force along the Northern Sea Route in order to demonstrate military presence in the area.

A naval task force led by the Northern Fleet’s flag ship the nuclear-powered missile cruiser «Pyotr Veliky» yesterday left home base of Severomorsk and headed for the eastern Arctic.

-The campaign is part of the Ministry of Defence’s and the Naval Command’s initiative to fulfill the Russian state’s Arctic policy, Commander of the Northern Fleet Admiral Vladimir Korolyov says to the ministry’s web site. The aim is to support Russia’s status as a leading Arctic power, to strengthen the country’s security and ensure its economic interests in the area.

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