This is hardly unsuspected news.
I would say, it's pretty quick they have analyzed the results of this summer's media stunt expedition. I wouldn't pay too much attention to it
But the signals this 'expedition' and the hasty extracted conclusion displays are worth concern and worry.
Is a possible future war theater the Arctic?
With the summer ice soon gone and increasing demands for exploitation of the last oil, gas and mineral reserves, I think it is not unlikely.
Forget about Denmark (and Canada for the matter) in such a scenario, it'll be US versus Russia.
A good ol' cold war in the icy waters of the North Pole?
With some armed conflicts included, testing the latest weaponery.
Note this from the link:
Marine research official Viktor Posyolov told Russia's Tass news agency the claim could extend Russia's seabed by 1.2m sq km (463,323 sq miles).
He said the territory could potentially yield 10,000 billion tonnes of conventional fuel.
In a further sign of its intent, the Kremlin announced that four strategic bombers were to make training flights over the Arctic and the Atlantic
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
1) North Pole:
Russia leaves its flag on the seabed, 4,000m (13,100ft) beneath the surface
2) Lomonosov Ridge:
Russia argues that this underwater feature is an extension of its continental territory
3) 200-nautical mile (370km) line:
Shows how far countries' agreed
4) Russian-claimed territory:
The bid to claim a vast area is being closely watched by other countries
(visit the link for the full news article)