Russia prepares Arctic for war with huge military deployment at six Polar bases

14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? 15 You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. 16 You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.

Ezekiel 38, 39

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The plans appear to have been completed more than two years early

 

RUSSIA has completed a massive deployment of hardware and personnel to military bases across the Arctic, restoring its power in the hotly-disputed region to levels not seen since the end of the Cold War.

A vast swathe of the frozen continent is now back under the Kremlin’s iron grip after six military bases received final delivery of troops, warplanes, ships and military vehicles.

Two S-400 missile systems – the same as those sent to defend Russian jets in Syria – have been deployed to Russia‘s Arctic region north of the polar circle in the last year.

A source at the Russian General Staff of Armed Forces said the surface-to-air missile systems were deployed to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and to the Yakutian port of Tiksi in the Arctic Ocean.

In the east, Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt, in Chukotka, are now fully prepared to launch strikes and facilitate active combat.

The bases are located just 300 miles from the US mainland.

Other bases in the west that are now fully equipped include Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land.

The base at Novaya Zemlya has been armed with P-800 Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles on 24-hour alert, defence officials said.

Sredny, on Severnaya Zemlya, and Kotelny, in the New Siberian Islands – both directly north of Russia – have also now reached full preparedness, according to Russia’s state news agency, TASS.

Full article: Russia prepares Arctic for war with huge military deployment at six Polar bases (Express)

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