US, Canada and Finland form ‘Ice Pact’ to project influence into Arctic region

US, Canada and Finland form ‘Ice Pact’ to project influence into Arctic region

Partnership could produce up to 90 icebreaker ships to counter Russian and Chinese inroads into region

Freezing cold war: militaries move in as Arctic ice retreats – photo essay

Canada, the United States and Finland say a newly announced “Ice Pact” to build a fleet of polar icebreaker ships will challenge China’s control of the market as nations scramble for influence in the Arctic.

The deal, announced during the Nato summit in Washington, could see as many as 90 icebreaker ships produced by the three countries in the coming years.

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