67 the result of the conference in greenland is that

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Unformatted text preview: aves 465,000 square miles (1.2 million square km) of unclaimed territory. All the countries that ratified the Convention have to present a report if they claim more than the 200 nautical miles. Norway ratified the Convention in 1996. All the other countries besides the US have also ratified the Convention. In August 2007, Russian explorers, guided by the scientist and Vice-President of the Russian Parliament, Artur Tsjilingarov, planted their national flag at the bottom of the ocean, at a depth of more than 4,000 metres, after an expedition aimed at emphasizing Moscow's aspirations for Arctic territory. Russia argues that the underwater Lomonosov Ridge is an extension of its continental territory. Tsjilingarov affirmed that the Arctic has always been Russian and it will remain Russian. Vladimir Putin added that the expedition was not only scientifically, but also geopolitically very important for Russia.67 The result of the conference in Greenland is that a UN decision is not expected until 2020 and that all the countries will try to cooperate in order to find solutions to the c...
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