SEVEROMORSK (Murmansk region), 13 Apr-RIA Novosti. The Northern Fleet is capable of effectively countering the existing challenges and threats to Russia in the Arctic, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said.
The Minister recalled that last week the integrated Arctic expedition "Umka-2021"was completed.
"The value is hard to overestimate. For the first time in the history of the Soviet submarine fleet, the Russian navy, three nuclear submarines were surfaced from under the ice at the same time," Shoigu said.
According to him, "considerable attention is paid to improving the Arctic infrastructure."
"Thanks to the measures taken, the Northern Fleet is able to effectively counter the existing challenges and threats to Russia in the Arctic," Shoigu said.