Coastal security the United States will pave the way for "the restoration of American leadership in the Arctic" and will help to counter the growing military influence of Russia in the region, said Advisor to the President for state security John Bolton, speaking to the graduates of the Coast guard Academy in new London, Connecticut. About it informs Sputnik international.
"You will help the United States to challenge the growing Russian military influence in the Arctic and to speak out against the illegal claims of China "colourchoice status," - said the official.
Bolton also said that North America have plans to build new ships of the ice class, being able to provide a year-round presence in the Arctic to confront Russia and China.
first United States Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington wants to cooperate with Moscow in the Arctic. However, he said that the Arctic Council has become more attentive to the " threat from China and Russia ", and also said that Moscow is "illegal" demands from other countries to permit the passage of ships along the Northern sea route.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov first said that Moscow is open for "very wide" cooperation in the Arctic, in this region there is no reason for conflict. According to him, Russia sees the Arctic as " a space of peace, stability and productive cooperation."
Under the new strategy the U.S. Coast guard, the United States is expected to confront in the Arctic, Russia and China, which declared this region a zone of its interests. In addition, the Coast guard reported readiness for peaceful cooperation in this field.