Lavrov did not see the need for an international agreement for managing Arctic


RIA Novosti

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the Arctic and in the Barents and Baltic seas have no such problems, which would require a military build-up, reports TASS.

This statement Lavrov made at the meeting with the foreign Minister of Sweden Margot wallström.

“Today we with the Minister have once again confirmed our position that neither in the Arctic nor in the Barents region, the Baltic States there are no problems that need to be addressed by military means or by increasing a military presence here,” said the Minister.

The foreign Minister also noted that in this context, Moscow sees no need for an international agreement for managing Arctic infrastructure neither with economic, nor from the point of view of security.

Earlier, Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow has passed the Stockholm invitation to visit the Crimea.