This year Russia will complete building of military bases in the Arctic
10:49 13 января 2016
Категории: News in English
This year the Ministry for defense plans to complete organizing of military objects on the island part of the Arctic and forming of infrastructure on the Kurils.
This information was given by the minister for defense Sergey Shoygu within the teleconference. As he notes, the second stage of construction and creation of military bases in the Arctic will be started.
According to the words of the minister, it is important also to continue re-equipping of armed forces, successfully to master and qualitatively to use modern machinery, as the news agency «Arktika-Info» informs. This year it needs to raise the level of equipping of armed forces with the newest armament from 47% to 51%. To raise the share of serviceable equipment from 89% to 92%, as he notes.
As we should remind, earlier Sergey Shoygu informed that Russia had completed building of 4 military bases in the Arctic. The bases were built on islands of the Arctic Ocean, building of the military town on the island Alexandra Land was started, military objects are being constructed on islands Kotelny, Wrangel, Sredny, Novaya Zemlya and Schmidt Cape, as the minister says.