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An arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in north-eastern Russia declared a state of emergency in the context of an "invasion" of dozens

aggressive polar bears. These animals, which attack people on the streets and penetrate apartment buildings, are struck by the

greenhouse effect and melting ice.

According to a statement by the regional authorities, the archipelago, whose population is estimated at about 3000 inhabitants, has been confronted with this phenomenon since December.

Aggressive behavior

Approximately 50 polar bears regularly visit Belouchia Gouba, the largest village in the archipelago where a Russian military garrison is located, some animals display "aggressive behavior," says Alexander Minaev, deputy head of the archipelago's management.

"They attack people and enter residential and service buildings," he says. "Between six and ten polar bears are permanently on the territory of the village," says Alexander Minaev. "People are afraid, they are afraid to leave the house (…), parents are afraid to let their children go to school".

"Slaughter is perhaps the only thing that needs to happen"

Polar bears are the victim of the greenhouse effect. The melting ice in the Arctic forces them to spend more time on foraging. For the time being, the authorities are trying to drive them out of the buildings with patrol vehicles and dogs. "But these measures do not have the desired effect", according to the statement.

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