Russia's Northern Fleet Resumed Air Patrols of Arctic - Commander
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Northern Fleet this year resumed regular air patrols of the Arctic, the fleet's commander, Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, told reporters Tuesday.
"This year we resumed regular air patrols by long-range anti-submarine aircraft in the Arctic and other areas," Yevmenov said after a meeting of the extended board of the Russian Defense Ministry with President Vladimir Putin's participation.
The admiral's statement follows Russian Defense Minister's Sergei Shoigu statement made earlier on Tuesday that the United States intended to expand its Navy's presence in the Arctic.
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