Sputnik International posted an article, ” Russia Sees No Obstacles for EU-Arctic Council Cooperation in Science, Research.” The article reads as follows;
“Russia does not see any obstacles inhibiting cooperation between the Arctic Council nations and EU member states in the Arctic region, in particular, in the sphere of science and research, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s European Cooperation Department Andrei Kelin said Thursday.
The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum for the promotion of cooperation, coordination and interaction among the governments of the Arctic countries. The forum comprises eight Arctic nations, namely Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States, while 12 more states have observer status.
The United States chairs the Arctic Council until the May 2017 ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska.”