Russia is looking to seal off the Northern Sea Route to foreign oil and gas shippers.
“The issue that I would like to raise is about granting vessels sailing under the Russian flag the exclusive right to ship and store hydrocarbons in the waters of the Northern Sea Route [NSR],” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
Putin was speaking on the development of the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the Far East during a meeting that was broadcast by TV channel Rossiya 24.
“The corresponding bill is...
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