Russia Transfers $6.8 Million for Arctic Council Environmental Projects

 

Russia Transfers $6.8 Million for Arctic Council Environmental ProjectsRussia has transferred the first tranche of 5 million euros ($6.8 million) for Arctic Council environmental projects, the Deputy Minister of Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Rinat Gizatulin said Wednesday, RIA Novosti reports.“The first payment from the Russian Federation to the council’s account is an important practical step that shows Russia’s interest in applying the potential of international cooperation within the framework of the Arctic Council’s work. This is going to be a real Russian investment into the implementation of the cooperation agreement on northern sea pollution prevention, which was signed by the Arctic countries in 2013 in the city of Kiruna,” RIA Novosti quotes Gizatulin as saying.

Russia has transferred the first tranche of 5 million euros ($6.8 million) for Arctic Council environmental projects, the Deputy Minister of Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Rinat Gizatulin said Wednesday, RIA Novosti reports.“The first payment from the Russian Federation to the council’s account is an important practical step that shows Russia’s interest in applying the potential of international cooperation within the framework of the Arctic Council’s work. This is going to be a real Russian investment into the implementation of the cooperation agreement on northern sea pollution prevention, which was signed by the Arctic countries in 2013 in the city of Kiruna,” RIA Novosti quotes Gizatulin as saying.

 

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