The Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet said in a statement that its hydrographical service that is currently participating in the expedition to Russia’s Franz Josef Land archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, confirms that five islands have been discovered there, which have been previously seen from space.

“The objects’ size varies from 900 square meters [9,687 square feet] to 54,500 square meters. A topographic survey has been conducted on the new islands, they have been described in detail, and photos have been taken”, the Northern Fleet said.

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