NATO Could Strike At Russian Interests In Arctic: Deputy Prime Minister


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Russian Information Agency Novosti
June 28, 2013

Deputy PM Expects Sabotage Attempts Against Russia in Arctic

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“NATO has long been discussing plans to reinforce the naval grouping in the Arctic region under the pretext of safeguarding commercial navigation,” Rogozin, who is Russia’s former envoy to Brussels, said…

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MOSCOW: Russia’s oil and gas extraction infrastructure in the Arctic could become a target for sabotage attempts by other countries as the race to exploit the Arctic shelf leads to conflicts of interest between competing nations, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday.

“The settlement of these conflicts could very easily exceed the boundaries of diplomacy. It’s quite possible that Russia’s oil and gas production facilities might see secret sabotage attempts by rival countries,” Rogozin, who is responsible for the defense industry in the government, said on Friday.

He added that Russia is not yet ready for such threats, which…

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