Russia Would Respect Disputed Canadian Land Claim

Posted by on Friday, November 25, 2016

A Russian senator, Igor Chernyshenko, says that Russia will respect any UN decision on which country controls a swath of the Arctic seabed known as the Lomonosov Ridge.

The area is claimed by Canada, Russia, and Norway.

All three countries have filed competing claims to the area.

It could take as long as 15 years for the United Nations to decide who owns the land.

The UN won't have the final say because it will be up to the countries themselves to negotiate a settlement based on the assessment.

Researchers believe the area contains significant oil and gas deposits.



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