Modern Diplomacy: The West is ready to fight directly with Russia for the Northern Sea Route

The topic of confrontation between the Russian Federation and NATO in the Arctic, which suddenly gained popularity again on the pages of various foreign media, was also touched upon by the Belgian political Modern Diplomacy resource.

The Russians hope to restore the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Europe to Asia to transport Chinese goods. The Northern Sea Route will also allow Russia to supply energy to Asia. Strategically strengthening positions in the Arctic will provide Russia with confidence in the event of a war with the United States and its NATO allies. It would give Russia strong protection for its ballistic missile submarine fleet on the Kola Peninsula and guarantee access to the North Atlantic and the European Arctic. It would also give Russia the ability to bypass Western sanctions.

writes Modern Diplomacy.

The resource notes that this situation "makes the Arctic attractive for the Russian Federation, although Russian activities in the region in itself threaten the interests of the United States and NATO."

Russia's claims to the Arctic resources are in conflict with the plans of Canada and Denmark. Russian militarization of the Arctic threatens NATO, and its exercises have interfered with US Navy and Air Force operations near Alaska. The region hosts dual-purpose radars, surveillance and communications systems, and drones that can be used offensively against the US or Europe. It is possible that Russia will try to prevent NATO forces from entering the waters around the Kola Peninsula.

- the article says.

The publication also suggests that in the event of a direct conflict, the Russian Federation will try to interrupt the movement of sea convoys from America to the Old World with the help of the navy.

In addition to defense activities, the Russian Federation is developing economic infrastructure to benefit from the extraction of energy and other minerals, as well as from bio-resources. All this threatens freedom of navigation for other members of the Arctic Council, who also have rights and claims to the Northern Sea Route.

- says the article of the Belgian media.

Modern Diplomacy claims that in the event of a direct confrontation, the US alone has more than 122 million able-bodied citizens, while Russia has fewer than 47 million.
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  1. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 27 December 2022 16: 19
    The US has more than 122 million able-bodied citizens, while Russia has less than 47 million.

    But the United States has one, and, perhaps, more than one, point, a nuclear strike on which will exclude the United States and all of North America from existence on planet Earth. What will happen instead of the United States and North America is just to be found out after such a blow.
    1. borisvt Offline borisvt
      borisvt (boris) 27 December 2022 16: 41
      In addition, there is no land border at all. Try to send at least a ten thousandth grouping here or there, by sea or by air. Oh well.
      Numbers for the sake of numbers
    2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
      Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 27 December 2022 17: 36
      Yes, we have nuclear weapons, but our power will not use it as a tool for forcing a retreat:

      We declare that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and she should never be untied

      This is a statement by the countries of the "nuclear five": Russia, China, Britain, USA and France January 3 2022 years

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave an interview to the Big Game program on Channel One. The episode aired on the evening of Monday, April 25 (2022). During the conversation, the Foreign Minister stated that the inadmissibility of nuclear war is a principled position of Moscow.

      Russia does not threaten anyone with a nuclear war, and Western countries are starting to talk about it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV channel. The text of the conversation is published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation ...
      ... According to the diplomat, Russia "never plays with such dangerous concepts. Never. We must all be committed to the statements of the "nuclear five" - ​​a nuclear war can never be unleashed".

      Putin stressed that Moscow is considering nuclear weapons, as a means of protectionas an opportunity, 'the so-called retaliatory strike”, which is applied in response to an attack

      There are many more such statements. They seem to look normal.
      This is not what a country says that leaves itself the opportunity to threaten its use in order to force the enemy to retreat.
      She will rather be silent about it than repeat these "inconvenient" words for herself to the whole world.
      1. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) 30 December 2022 01: 30
        This Alexei, as in that saying - Here everything is still as it was, okroshka except that it has cooled down!
        Aren't you tired of calling for nuclear war? The way you behave can be led by a person suffering from an incurable deadly disease, who has a month or two left to live and does not care why he will die from an illness or from radioactive contamination! And he does not care about all the other normal and healthy people.
  2. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 27 December 2022 16: 33
    It's not about the number of soldiers, but their strength of mind
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  4. It is necessary to restore the naval base on Kildin Island - to install powerful air defense and anti-ship missiles! And strengthen the base on Wrangel Island in every possible way! Transgenders will not turn up, they will be afraid!
  5. isv000 Offline isv000
    isv000 28 December 2022 21: 40
    And the warrior will not freeze on the NSR ?!
  6. Oleg V. Offline Oleg V.
    Oleg V. (Oleg Vladimirovich) 29 December 2022 10: 15
    These Anglokeks have their own interests in any hole of our planet. What a disgusting nation....
    1. Daniel K Offline Daniel K
      Daniel K (Daniil Koshevoy) 1 January 2023 18: 40
      We can say - an effective nation. This is for us it is foul