Russian President Vladimir Putin said that all the deadlines for the construction of nuclear icebreakers must be met, it is necessary to establish a logistics route to Southeast Asia. He announced this on November 22 during the ceremony of raising the Russian flag on the Ural icebreaker and launching the Yakutia icebreaker.
In addition, the head of state indicated that despite the situation in world, Russia is open to cooperation in the construction of icebreakers.
“The development of this most important transport corridor (the Northern Sea Route. – Ed.) will allow Russia to fully reveal its export potential, establish an effective logistics route, including Southeast Asia. By the way, we are open for cooperation with our partners, those who want to work with Russia,” he said. . He noted that this should be done through the use of Russian developments and production facilities, using domestic equipment.