Russia’s defense minister says the military will deploy two army brigades to help protect the nation’s interests in the Arctic.
Anatoly Serdyukov says his ministry is working out specifics, such as troops numbers, weapons and bases, but a brigade includes a few thousand soldiers.
Serdyukov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Friday the brigades could be based in Murmansk, Arkhangelsk or other areas.
Phantom Report: The story is old news. I posted the report back in April. Depleted natural resources will lead to future conflicts. Related: Russia employs Arctic brigade to defend oil and gas reserves and Wikileaks cables show race to carve up Arctic