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Danish frigate HDMS Triton on patrol in Greenland in February 2023 (Photo: nato.int)

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West restarts Arctic science with Russia, despite mistrust

Danish frigate HDMS Triton on patrol in Greenland in February 2023 (Photo: nato.int)

Norway is leading a Western restart of science cooperation with Russia in the Arctic, puncturing an EU cordon sanitaire.

"The war in Ukraine is a tragedy, a crisis, and only Russia has full responsibility for that, but at the same time we have a climate crisis and … global warming is happening faster in the Arctic than elsewhere," said Arctic Council secretary general Morten Høglund.

"It's about trying to deal with multiple crises simultaneously," he told EUobserver by video-lin...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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