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Putin heard a report by the Navy on the integrated Arctic expedition – RT in Russian


The Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin heard a report on the Umka-2021 integrated Arctic expedition.

As reported by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, since March 20, in the area of ​​the Franz Josef Land archipelago, Alexandra Land Island and the adjacent water area covered with continuous ice, under the leadership of the Main Command of the Navy, a comprehensive Arctic expedition “Umka-2021” is being conducted with the participation of the Russian Geographical society.

According to Evmenov, for the first time, according to a single plan and plan, a complex of combat training, scientific research and practical measures of various directions is being carried out in the circumpolar regions.

During the expedition, 43 events are envisaged, of which 35 have already been completed.

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In total, the expedition involved more than 600 military and civilian personnel and about 200 models of weapons, military and special equipment.

Evmenov noted that as a result of the measures taken, “the samples of weapons, military and special equipment participating in military-technical experiments in general confirmed their tactical and technical characteristics in conditions of high latitudes and low temperatures.”

“The Arctic expeditions of the Navy will continue in the future. At the same time, the main condition for each subsequent expedition will be the development of new, previously unexplored areas, “- said the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.

Earlier, Putin instructed to complete the preparation of a unified plan for the development of the Arctic.

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Source site russian.rt.com

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