WORLD Russia mulls creating Arctic fleet: local media


Russia mulls creating Arctic fleet: local media


23:15, October 07, 2021

MOSCOW, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Russia may set up a new naval fleet in the Arctic to guard the Northern Sea Route, the TASS news agency reported on Thursday.

A Russian submarine and a warship are seen during the country's annual Navy Day parade in Kronstadt in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 28, 2019. (File photo: Xinhua/ Lin Jian)

"We are currently examining the possibility of creating a new structure, namely the Russian Arctic fleet," TASS cited a source from the country's naval forces.

"This will be a separate formation within the navy, and it will be tasked with ensuring the safety of the Northern Sea Route and the Arctic coast in the area of responsibility of the Northern and Pacific fleets," TASS quoted the source as saying.

There has been no official confirmation from the Russian Navy.

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