According to RIA Novosti with reference to the Military Thought magazine for military leaders, published by the Russian Ministry of Defense, American ships can carry out maneuvers near the locations of the troops of the Northern Fleet or the Eastern Military District.

The department also suggested that the US Navy could dump hazardous chemicals into the water and subsequently blame Russia for environmental pollution.

In order to counter possible provocations, the Ministry of Defense, together with the FSB, has developed a set of measures.

“Building up means of reconnaissance and destruction on the archipelagos and the coast of the Arctic Ocean, increasing the intensity of flights by aviation of the Russian Armed Forces and the FSB of Russia, establishing weapons tracking of ships, as well as carrying out practical actions by forces and means to refuse unauthorized passage of the strait zones in the waters of the Northern Sea Route ", the message says.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the North Atlantic Alliance will increase its presence "from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea."

The head of the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergei Shoigu, said that the NATO grouping near the Russian borders has grown 2.5 times since February and now amounts to more than 30,000 people.