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The Russian Federal Border Agency plans to establish a monitoring network in the Arctic, from Novaya Zemlya to Wrangel Island, the FBA first deputy head said on Tuesday.
"This will ensure effective control over the Arctic," Col. Gen. Vyacheslav Dorokhin said.
The Northern Sea Route is currently controlled from the air, at sea and along the coast, he said.
"This has enabled us, among other things, to detect and stop illegal shipping operations: Thus, British yachts and a Chinese ship were detained along the Northern Sea Route in 2010," he said.
The Arctic is a priority area for the FBA, which is part of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the general stressed.
MOSCOW, March 1 (RIA Novosti)
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