FSB trains counter-terrorism at Arctic oil installation

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Source: Barents Oberver

The exercise, reportedly the first ever of its kind in the Arctic, included more than 500 participants. Also the Ministry of Emergency Situations, regular police forces and representatives of the Northern Fleet attended,Dvinanews.ru reports.

A centerpiece in the training was the Varandey oil terminal, the strategic oil installation owned by Lukoil on the Pechora Sea coast. The training scenario included the elimination of terrorists who had taken hostages and occupied administrative buildings and the terminal facility.

Varandey is Lukoil’s key infrastructure object in the oil-rich Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It is located by the Arctic sea coast north-east  of the regional capital of Naryan-Mar.

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