Russia regrets that Canada used the Arctic Council to promote its domestic political agenda in the context of events in Ukraine, said Last news the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy.
"We are sorry about the fact that the canadian chairmanship used to compromise the forum of the Arctic Council, to promote its domestic political agenda in the context of events in Ukraine. This creates obstacles for the promotion of international cooperation in the Arctic, " said the Minister, who heads the Russian delegation at the meeting of the Arctic Council at the Ministerial level in the canadian city of Iqaluit.
according to his statement, " not unintentionally in connection with the statement of the Minister of natural factors and for the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq, in which she linked the Ukrainian theme with a Ministerial meeting, all participants drew attention to the inadmissibility of politicization of Arctic cooperation ".
"Russia proceeds from the fact that the Arctic is an area of dialogue, not a platform for political upheaval and data accounts," drew the attention of the don.
Aglukkaq before on a press-conferences has told, that has held a meeting in Iqaluit with the head of the Ministry of environment, during which, in her expressions, she expressed concern " over Russia's actions in Ukraine."