The admiral noted that in recent years the region has become increasingly important in the conduct of domestic and foreign policy by many states.
At the moment there are no challenges in the Arctic that require the use of military force, Admiral Alexander Moiseyev, commander of the Northern Fleet, said on Wednesday.
"Russia stands for the interaction of states in the polar latitudes, the formation of an international partnership in the interests of preserving the Arctic region as a zone of peace, stability and low military tension as part of international law and ensuring Russia's national interests in the Arctic. As I have repeatedly said, there are no challenges in the Arctic that require the use of military force," he said on the Day of the Northern Fleet celebrated on Wednesday.
The admiral noted that in recent years, the Arctic has become increasingly important in the conduct of domestic and foreign policy by many states, and, first of all, by the Arctic (Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the United States) and not only (China, India, etc.).
"Goals, main directions and tasks, as well as mechanisms for implementing the state policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic are defined by conceptual documents, including in matters of ensuring military security in the region," the commander emphasized.