The US media is downplaying Russia’s vast cooperation within the Arctic Council, US Representative for the Arctic Robert Papp said in a speech at the Scandinavia House in New York City.
NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The United States chairs the Arctic Council until the May 2017 ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska.
“I’ve been a little concerned about sort of the tone and tenor of some of the articles I’ve seen across our country. Most of the articles I think are formed by looking through the lens of Ukraine and Crimea,” Papp stated on Friday.
Despite media reports, Papp added that Russia’s contributions to the Arctic Council are vast and political roadblocks do not exist.