Medvedev said that the Russian authorities will increase support for residents of the Arctic
The Russian authorities intend to increase support for residents of the Arctic zone, as well as to develop high-tech infrastructure in the northern territories. Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy head of the Security Council, wrote about it on his page in "Vkontakte".
He summarized the results of a meeting on the development of the Arctic, which was held on Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Within the framework of the interdepartmental commission of the Security Council on the Arctic, we will continue to deal substantially with the implementation of projects to develop the Arctic zone," Medvedev pointed out. - We will provide residents of the region with food and medicines, fuel, building materials and equipment, as well as enterprises and social objects of the region".
Particular attention, he continued, will be paid to the development of the icebreaker fleet, organization of pilotage, including the interests of Moscow's partners, as well as "creating communication networks and other high-tech infrastructure".
"Russia will continue to actively develop its Arctic territories despite external restrictions and sanctions pressure," assured the deputy head of the Security Council. "We still consider the region a territory of dialogue, stability and constructive cooperation and we will not close ourselves off from interested partners, including extra-regional ones," he stressed.
Medvedev, who has been deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council since January 2020, heads the interdepartmental commissions of the Russian Security Council on creating a national system of protection against new infections, on migration policy and on ensuring Russia's national interests in the Arctic.