Contents tagged with Norway

  • Norwegian military concerned by Russian T-80BVM tanks deployed near Norway’s borders

    The Norwegian army needs new tanks in light of the modernized T-80BVM tanks which Russia has deployed on its border with Norway and Finland, said Lieutenant Colonel Per Espen Strande, Head of Communications for the Norwegian Army, on November 20.

    “Modern tanks are an integral part of any reliable army. Both our allies and our potential enemies have been upgrading. This deployment highlights the Norwegian Army’s need for new tanks as quickly as possible,” Norway’s TV 2 channel cites him as …

  • Russia releases Norwegian citizen accused of espionage

    Norwegian citizen Frode Berg has been deported from Russia to the Norwegian Embassy in Lithuania, reports the press service of the Norwegian government. Berg was convicted in Russia for espionage.

    Norwegian citizen Berg, as well as two Lithuanians Yevgeny Mataitis and Aristidas Tamosaitis, who were convicted in Russia for espionage, were exchanged for two Russian citizens Nikolai Filipchenko and Sergei Moisejenko.

    The exchange took place on the Lithuanian-Russian border. The day before, …

  • Norway: Russia has begun large-scale maneuvers in North Atlantic

    Russia has started maneuvers in the North Atlantic involving nuclear submarines, reported the Norwegian government-owned broadcasting company NRK, citing Norwegian military intelligence sources. According to the sources, this is the largest military exercise in the North Atlantic since the end of the Cold War.

    The intelligence sources cited by NRK report that 10 Russian submarines that were previously stationed at the Kola Peninsula have been involved in the exercise. Of the submarines, eight …

  • Russian nuclear submarines to test new weapons in Norwegian Sea

    Two nuclear submarines of the Russian Northern Fleet will work out deep-diving in the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea. During the tests, new weapons will be tested, reports Interfax news agency wit reference to the press service of the Northern Fleet.

    As the press service of the Fleet reports, the crews of the nuclear-powered submarines (NPS) Nizhny Novgorod and Pskov began to practice the deep-diving in the Norwegian Sea. Submarines will work out the dive to the maximum depth which is …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Norway could facilitate normalization of Russia-NATO relations

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed an opinion that Norway, with its diplomatic experience, could facilitate the normalization of relations between Russia and NATO, as reported by RIA Novosti. Lavrov added that there are no obstacles to that.

    Russian Foreign Minister added that Moscow is confident that when the countries of Europe and Western partners of the Russian Federation are ready to talk about building a security architecture, Norway will be among the leaders of such a …

  • Denmark approves construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline's offshore section

    The Polish gas operator Gaz-System, which is building the Baltic Pipe pipeline together with the Danish company Danish Energinet SOV, reported that the Danish government has approved the construction of the Baltic Pipe pipeline's offshore section, through which Norwegian gas will be delivered to Poland.

    The obtained permit applies to two sections of a pipeline with a total length of 133 km.

    The permit from the Danish government is the first permit out of three necessary licenses for the …

  • Norway to allocate $4 million for medical reform in Ukraine

    By the end of the year Ukraine and Norway will start the implementation of a joint three-year project in the field of health protection, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in Norway.

    The Norwegian government will allocate 37 million Norwegian kroner ($4 million) for the project.

    "One of the main goals of the project is the improvement of the Ukrainian healthcare system in the field of physical and psychological rehabilitation provided to wounded Ukrainian military personnel …

  • Norwegian spy asks Putin for clemency

    Ilya Novikov, the lawyer of Norwegian citizen Frode Berg, who was convicted in Russia for espionage, sent a petition to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking for clemency.

    "Yes, that is true, Berg has filed a request for a presidential pardon," said Novikov, as reports TASS news agency. Novikov declined further comment.

    In April this year, Frode Berg was sentenced to 14 years in prison for alleged espionage against the Russian Federation. The trial was held in closed session due to the …

  • Norwegian Embassy denies presence of Russian special forces in Norway

    The Norwegian Embassy in Russia stated that it has no information about the evidence of the presence of Russian special forces in Norway, reports Interfax news agency.

    "We do not have any information about the activities of Russian special operations forces in Norway or any evidence of such activities," states the Embassy. 

    At the end of September, the Norwegian news outlet Aldrimer reported that Russian special forces had been conducting reconnaissance operations in Norway, especially in …

  • Media presents proof of Russian special forces activity in Norway

    The “Flying Squad” Chechen special forces division has been operating periodically in Norway, Novaya Gazeta reports, based on an analysis of information gathered from social networks.

    The Russian news outlet gathered information from Instagram posts, especially photographs and videos of the presumed commandos, as well as geolocations and comments. Novaya Gazeta believes that they have been conducting operations in the Arctic since 2016.

    On March 2 last year, a user called bes_600 posted a …