Published January 02, 2022 | 11:30 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 02nd January, 2022) The Russian emergencies ministry EMERCOM told Sputnik on Sunday it was gearing up for four-way rescue drills that Norway will host in the Barents Sea area in September.
The exercise aims to train cooperation in response to emergency situations in the Arctic region, the spokesperson said. The drills will consist of operational coordination and a practical search-and-rescue scenario near Bodo.
The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection says the exercise is held every three years to improve preparedness and cooperation between the Barents countries. It will be preceded by the EU-exercise Arctic REIHN in the same region in May.