Britain wants to send troops to the North Pole, fearing Russian aggression



Great Britain plans to strengthen its military presence in the Arctic next year.

30. Sep 2018 o 20:15 TASR

LONDON. Great Britain plans to strengthen its military presence in the Arctic next year. The reason for these steps is the fear of growing Russian aggression in this region.

For Sunday Telegraph Sunday, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said.


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He said the British government is preparing a "strategy for defending arctic regions" in which it will send eight hundred soldiers to Norway and create a new military base in the north of this Scandinavian country.

According to the above-mentioned magazine, Britain has taken this step, among other things, because it assumes that Russia will continue to expand its military presence in the Arctic.

Williamson said: "We can see that Russian underwater activity has reached the level of the Cold War, and it is true that we are beginning to respond."

"As the glaciers melt, new voyages are opened, increasing the importance of the Arctic," Bloomberg Willianmson said.

He also added that there are more Russian than British submarines in the Arctic waters and that Russia is "militarizing this region". "We must be prepared to address all threats that arise," he added.


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