Is It Possible to Continue Cooperating with Russia in the Arctic Council?

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Russia’s armed invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022, quickly ended all Arctic international cooperation. On March 3, the seven member states (A-7) of the Arctic Council announced their condemnation of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and that cooperation within the Arctic Council must now be paused, even as Russia serves currently as a chair of the Council. At the same time, the A-7 also expressed the importance of continued Arctic Council cooperation. Russia referred to the decision of the other member states on March 4 as “regrettable,” emphasizing that Arctic Council cooperation should be isolated from tensions elsewhere; the Russian chairmanship also stated that they will continue to implement their program domestically.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGeorgetown Journal of International Affairs
Issue number29.7.2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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