Russia stages fresh military drills in the Arctic

Russia stages fresh military drills in the Arctic

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-30 21:00

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia held fresh military exercises on Tuesday (March 30) in the Arctic, a territory of growing importance for Moscow as it vies for regional dominance with rivals including the United States.

Tensions between the West and Russia have led both sides to beef up their militaries in the remote High North, an area believed to be rich in natural resources and where melting ice has opened up new shipping routes.

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