Is crackdown on Greenpeace part of Russia’s new Cold War in the Arctic? | The Sofia Globe

SALEKHARD, RUSSIA — Icy blasts of water greeted Greenpeace protesters climbing Russia’s lone offshore oil platform in the Arctic.

Russia’s Coast Guard fired warning shots. Then security forces rappelled from a helicopter down to the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise.

Today, 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 journalists from the ship are serving two-month terms in detention in Murmansk, where their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is impounded. The activists come from 19 different countries, a diversity that is guaranteeing worldwide publicity.

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