USA are satisfied with the current cooperation with Russia in the Arctic, and consider that it in General has not received damage from a powerful aggravation of bilateral relations caused by the crisis in Ukraine, said a senior employee of the state Department of the United States.
according to his statement, the Russian-American cooperation in the Arctic " still good ", reports news Agency.
the Commissioner of the state Department of the United States also said that Russia's policy in the field of Arctic exploration to the potential extension of the continental shelf is carried out in Accordance with the norms of international law. He clarified that the application for the extension of the limits of the continental shelf also filed Canada and Denmark, reports RIA " Novosti ". The official reminded that the procedure for submission and consideration of applications provided by the Convention of the United Nations law of the sea 1982, which regulates the use of oceans and their resources. Because of this, the American diplomat expressed regret that North America Until now has not ratified the document, and said that the administration will continue to urge Congress to create it. August 24, it was declared that Russia's Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak will lead a delegation at an international conference on problems of interaction in the Arctic, which will be held at the American anchorage at the end of the summer. Before the Commissioner of the state Department Robert Papp said that North America attach great importance to cooperation with Russia in the Arctic, as well as among them in the framework of the Arctic Council. Russia wants to strengthen its place in the Arctic on all fronts: military-political, economic and financial. Leader Vladimir Putin in April was instructed to do there is a unified system for placement of surface ships and submarines of the new generation, to strengthen the border and to make a new public authority to implement the policy of Russia in the Arctic.