Pravda.ru

News » World

Canada determined to solve Arctic crisis with Russia by force

26.08.2014 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 

 

Canada determined to solve Arctic crisis with Russia by force. 53431.jpeg

Canada is concerned about Russia's growing military potential in the Arctic and is ready to defend its interests in the region by military means.

This was stated by Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in an interview with the Danish newspaper Berlingske. The official met his Danish counterpart on Monday in Copenhagen.

"We are deeply concerned and we intend to defend the sovereignty of Canada in the Arctic. For us, this is a strategic priority. Due to the militarization that we see, we would prefer to mitigate the conflict, but it is clear that we will defend our sovereignty by force," ITAR -TASS quoted the Canadian official as saying.

According to the Berlingske, the Ukrainian crisis negatively affected the cooperation of Western countries and Russia in the Arctic. In this regard, the Canadian minister urged member states of the Arctic Council, "to sit down and solve problems in a constructive fashion."

He does not believe that a new "cold war" has begun, but noted that Canada did not recognize the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and "strongly supports the government in Kiev", which Ottawa "supports with the help of funds and non-lethal military means."

 

Popular photos

Most popular

Soviet Su-27 fighter aircraft crashes mysteriously near Area 51 in Nevada
Soviet Su-27 fighter aircraft crashes mysteriously near Area 51 in Nevada
The incident occurred on September 5, but no details were reported. According to the official press release from USAF Nellis base in Nevada, pilot Eric Schultz was killed
Russia is back to the Middle East, seriously and forever
Russia is back to the Middle East, seriously and forever
Syria was only the beginning, the first and not the last step on the way to build Russia's presence in the Middle East. The next step in this direction should be the establishment of strong ties with...
Рейтинг@Mail.ru Rambler_s_Top100_Service