Nordflåten for nordgående

Den russiske nordflåten har kunngjort planer for en rekke ekspedisjoner til Arktis i sommer, melder Ottawa Citizen, som skriver:

The Northern Fleet is reportedly planning missions to the islands of Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Island, to conduct scientific research, study the navigation and hydrographic conditions, correct charts and sailing directions, and survey the geodetic stations in the Arctic, the report noted. A Northern Fleet spokesperson also added that the Navy plans “to create military infrastructure on almost all the islands and archipelagos of the Arctic Ocean in order to create a unified system of monitoring the air, surface and underwater conditions.”