Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question on a new UK Defence Arctic Strategy

Q: How do you assess the statement made by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on UK intentions to develop a new Defence Arctic Strategy?

A: We call on British authorities, who have recently been actively promoting the concept of Global Britain, to pursue their ambitions in other fields.

The unjustified British plans to build up its military presence in close proximity to Russia’s borders will only result in creating unnecessary tensions.

Russia and other Arctic countries consider this region to be a space for constructive cooperation. There is no potential for conflict, nor should there be.