The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
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MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. The Arctic has become the object of territorial, resource and military-strategic interests of some States, which can lead to the buildup of the conflict potential in the region, said the Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu.
“Protecting Russia’s national interests in the Arctic region and its active development remain the priorities of the armed forces. Today the Arctic has become the object of territorial, resource and military-strategic interests of some States. This can lead to the buildup of the conflict potential in the region”, – said Shoigu at the Board meeting of the military establishment, which considered the implementation of the may decrees of the President of Russia in 2012 and 2018 and its instructions following a meeting in Sochi.