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Arctic military group to be formed by 2018
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Arctic military group to be formed by 2018

Russia plans to set up an Arctic military group by 2018, Russian Defense Minister Ar my General Sergei Shoigu told journalists.

"By 2018, we should completely finish creating and arming the entire Arctic group," Shoigu said during a news conference at the Russian Geographical Society.

In 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry put over 1,450 military facilities into operation in the Arctic.