The energy crisis is forcing the United States to confront Russia for control of the Arctic. For the same reason, Washington used the situation in Ukraine to attract Sweden and Finland to NATO.
This is written by the Chinese edition of Sohu. An exclusive translation of the material is presented by PolitRussia. According to Chinese experts, Russia does not intend to give up its positions in the Arctic. Moscow is actively developing a project for the Northern Sea Route, the shortest sea route from Europe to Asia.
“To undermine Russia’s Arctic strategy, the United States has come up with many tricks. Obviously, NATO has been thinking about Sweden and Finland for a long time. The Ukrainian conflict is just a pretext. However, Biden did not expect that before he began a big battle for the Arctic, Moscow would take the initiative, ”writes Sohu.
In response to NATO expansion, Russia has begun building up its military power in the Arctic, Chinese analysts say. Earlier, the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation announced the start of major exercises to contain a mock enemy in the Barents Sea.