Russia paints ‘No Trespassing’ sign in the Arctic

Russia paints ‘No Trespassing’ sign in the Arctic


As global warming intensifies the race to lay claim to the Arctic and its massive oil and gas reserves, Russia vowed to increase its military presence in the region, telling NATO to stay out.

"Our northern border used to be closed because of ice and a severe climate," Interfax quoted Anton Vasilev, a special ambassador for Russia's Foreign Ministry, as saying. "But as the ice is going away we cannot leave 20,000 kilometres unwatched. We can't leave ourselves in a po...


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