Russia may be building its military power – in the Arctic

Israel National News reports: “Russia is building its military power – and testing its newest weapons – in the Arctic region, CNN reported.

According to the report, the choice of location may be an effort by the global power to secure its northern border and open a shipping route from Asia to Europe. Such a route would halve the time it currently takes for shipping containers to travel between the two continents, the site added.

One Russian ‘superweapon,’ the Poseidon 2M39 torpedo, has Western officials worried, since Russian President Vladimir Putin requested in February that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu provide an update on ‘key stage’ testing on the missile and additional tests are planned for later this year, CNN quoted state media as saying…”

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