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NATO head warns about Russian, Chinese interest in Arctic


Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is warning about Russia’s military buildup in the Arctic and China’s increasing interest in that part of the world. During a visit to Canada’s north, Stoltenberg said Friday that the shortest path to North America for Russian missiles and bombers is over the North Pole. He says Russia has set up a new Arctic Command and has opened hundreds of new and former Soviet-era Arctic military sites, including airfields and deep-water ports. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showcased some of the investments and activities that Canada is making during the visit by Stoltenberg.

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