The key topics in the media digest of the International Arctic Forum ‘Economic Development of the Arctic’ from November 2020 where: Northern sea route, international relations, defense and security and tourism in the Arctic.
Regarding the International relations the Russian Foreign Ministry called for keeping the Arctic a peaceful region "Moscow is concerned that the U.S. is projecting its military activities in the Arctic region, Russia advocates that it remains a field for peaceful cooperation," Nikolay Korchunov, Ambassador-at-large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for International Cooperation in the Arctic, senior official in the Arctic Council. "At present, we are witnessing Washington’s attempts to securitize its approaches to the Arctic region. And those three strategies that have been adopted – the U.S. Department of Defence, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force – are the evidence of Washington's focus on primarily projecting its military potential in this region, which we are, of course, concerned about," said Korchunov.
Source: Information Digest