The military activity of the States — members of NATO in the Arctic region has doubled over the past five years, said Ambassador for special assignments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs on international cooperation in the Arctic Nikolay Korchunov.

Over the past five years, NATO countries in two times increased the number of military exercises and other combat training events at high latitudes.

there has been a buildup of foreign troops — said Korchunov in comments to RIA Novosti.

According to the diplomat, the Alliance became much more likely to involve the exercise of non-Arctic States and countries that are not members of NATO. At the same time, assured the Russian foreign Ministry, “in the Arctic region, there are no calls that require a military solution”.

Wrote may 21, us President, Donald trump has announced the US withdrawal from the international open skies Treaty, accusing Russia of violating its terms. The Russian foreign Ministry said in response that Moscow is dissatisfied with the performance of the agreement by the American side.