Contents tagged with Norway

  • Russia promises to retaliate if US builds radar station in Norway

    When the American radar station has been completed on the Norwegian island of Vardø in the Barents Sea not far from the Russian border, Moscow will take retaliatory steps, promised Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova during a press conference, RIA Novosti reports.

    She noted that the Globus II station under construction on Vardø Island is only 50 km from Russia’s border, and will be used by Norway’s military intelligence.

    “It is not really a secret for anyone that the …

  • Russian Tu-160 bombers flew over North Sea twice in one week

    A pair of Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers made a 13 hour planned flight over the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North seas this week, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

    The bombers were escorted by MiG-31 interceptor jets, and during the flight, the Tu-160 crews practiced aerial refueling.

    At various stages of the route, the Russian aircraft were accompanied by F-16 jets belonging to Denmark and Norway. “All flights by the Russian Aerospace Forces are done in strict …

  • Norway gives Kremlin evidence of Russia’s involvement in GPS failures during NATO exercises

    The Norwegian Defense Minister, Frank Bakke-Jensen, announced that Norway received electronic evidence about Russia's interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation during recent NATO exercises. He has demanded an explanation from Moscow, reports Voice of America.

    Norway and Finland suspected that Russia has interfered with the GPS signals before and during the exercises in November 2018. This interference also affected the navigation of civilian air traffic in the Arctic. …

  • Germany to build terminals for liquefied gas from the US

    Germany intends to build at least two terminals capable of receiving imported liquefied natural gas, said German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, at the German-American conference in Berlin, reports Der Spiegel. 

    Both terminals will be built in the north part of the country. The publication notes that the government is considering Brunsbüttel, Stade and Wilhelmshaven locations. 

    In addition, according to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the …

  • Norway: Russia is jamming GPS signals and putting passenger flights at risk

    Russia has blocked signals of the GPS navigation system near the Norwegian border, Norway's intelligence service stated.

    Morten Haga Lunde, the head of the intelligence service, said that the actions of the Russian Federation are “not only a new challenge for Norwegian and Allied training operations, but also a threat to civilian air traffic, the police and health operations”.

    In October and November 2018, NATO held large-scale military exercises, NATO Trident Juncture exercises, which …

  • Norway detains Russian citizen suspected of terrorism

    The Oslo District Court made a decision to arrest a 20-year-old Russian for a month. The Russian man allegedly attacked a woman with a knife at a supermarket. The victim’s condition is critical, reported Aftenposten.

    Ola Lunde, a lawyer from Bashkortostan, claims his client's personality as inadequate. According to the lawyer, the Russian man is convinced that all Christians deserve death.

    “Detention is necessary for the public. I can state this regardless of the fact that I am his lawyer,” …

  • Russia alarmed by Prince Harry's participation in Norway military drills

    The British royal family is being drawn into the anti-Russian campaign of the country’s leaders, the Russian Embassy in London commented. The Russian representation was displeased to learn of Prince Harry’s intention to take part in the upcoming military drills in Norway, TASS reports.

    The Russian diplomats see the drills as anti-Russian, and feel that the reports in local tabloids about the prince’s plans are part of British politicians’ campaign against Russia. The Russians are also of the …

  • Finland accuses Russia of GPS failures during NATO exercises

    The Finnish Foreign Ministry said that they agree with the conclusions of the Norwegian military that the interference in the GPS navigation system during the NATO exercises was caused by Russia. Nevertheless,  in a statement published on its website, the Ministry said that it believed it was  inappropriate to disclose details of this case to the public, it was stated  .

    As noted by the ministry representative, the authorities continue to investigate the incident and are currently discussing …

  • Norway: Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO exercises

    The Norwegian Ministry of Defense claims that Russia, operating from the Kola Peninsula, interfered with the work of the satellite navigation systems (GPS), which were used by air traffic, during the NATO Trident juncture military exercises.

    The Aftenposten newspaper reported that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense sent a statement to the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau (NTB) accusing Russia of causing GPS failures.

    “We are monitoring the situation along with other departments concerned. It is …

  • Russian warplanes provoke NATO during exercises near Norway

    Without warning, Russian Tu-142 anti-ship airplanes flew at low altitude over ships transporting NATO marines near the coast of Norway. The incident, which took place on November 2, was reported the following day, Deutsche Welle writes.

    “The marines were on board the Mount Whitney, the flagship of the US Sixth Fleet,” the report states.

    Moscow recently expressed its dissatisfaction at the holding of NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise, the alliance’s largest since the end of the Cold War. …