Putin wants to extend the outer limits of the Russian continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean

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The Russian president Vladimir Putin held talks today with senior security officials on the status of Russia’s efforts to legally extend the outer limits of its continental shelf to Arctic Ocean.

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THE Russia in 2021 submitted an application to the United Nations looking forward to redefining the continental shelf of which is believed to contain vast untapped oil and gas deposits. Moscow was saying at the time that it wanted much more Arctic seabed, a move that it had implications for Canada and Denmark who have their own claims.

The continental shelf is defined under international law as a area of ​​usually shallow water bordering a country’s coastline, something that is seen as an extension of its territories, which gives the country the right to exploit its natural reimgs.
We have many important issues today, colleagues, concerning both the domestic agenda and the issue of the outer limit of Russia’s continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Let’s get to workPutin said, according to the Kremlin website and relayed by the Athens News Agency.

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The Kremlin did not immediately provide further details about the meeting, which was attended by several high-ranking officials, including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Sergei Naryskin, the head of the foreign intelligence service.

Russia’s Arctic neighbors have been particularly concerned about Moscow’s ambitions in a strategically important region, since sending tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine last February.

NATO member countries have stepped up military exercises in the Arctic in recent years as Russia has expanded and renewed its military infrastructure in the region.

Source: News Beast

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