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Russia moves to enhance maritime security

17th March 2014 - 11:39 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in Moscow


The Russian government is considering a set of measures to enhance the level of security in its ports, amid the ever-deteriorating geopolitical environment and the threat of a military conflict with Ukraine.

Despite the size of country’s sea coast – currently estimated at 38,800 km, which is by 2.5 times more its land border – and the importance of seaports to Russia’s imports, there has been little focus on issues of security in recent years.

However, the Russian parliament is now looking at new measures aimed at strengthening the country’s maritime security and recently approved a number of new amendments

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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