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Putin orders to strengthen Russian military infrastructure in the Kola Peninsula. This is where the Northern Fleet, currently engaged against Ukraine, is based. Objective: to finish the works by 2024 to fight NATO in the Arctic
Russia seeks to quickly reinforce its northern axis if the Arctic gets involved in a conflict with the West. It was Vladimir Putin himself who gave the order, according to the Barents Observer. After years of unsuccessful announcements, the ZATO area in the Murmansk region must now be completely modernized. This includes Zaozyorsk, Vidyaevo, Gadzhiyevo, Snezhnorosk, Polyarny, Aleksandrovsk, Gremikha and Severomorsk, all purely military cities on the Barents Sea in the Kola Peninsula. Here, in fact, is the headquarters of the Russian Northern Fleet, which hosts ships and submarines, which are currently partly engaged in the war against Ukraine. For Putin, it needs to act quickly, especially after the probable accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. It is no coincidence that a prohibitive deadline has been set: the works must be completed by 2024, in just two years.