Contents tagged with Norway

  • Suspected Russian spy released in Norway

    An employee of the Central Office of the Russian Federation Council, Mikhail Bochkaryov, who was recently detained in Norway on suspicion of espionage, has now been released, according to the head of the Committee of the Upper House on International Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev.

    “Yes, the Norwegian delegation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union informed us about it.  We have repeatedly discussed this problem with them,” Kosachev stated.

    On September 23, it was reported about a Russian citizen …

  • Poland acquires shares of Norwegian continental shelf gas field

    The Polish Radio announced that the Norwegian subsidiary (Upstream Norway AS) of the Polish oil and gas company (PGNiG) acquired Equinor Energy AS concession shares on the Norwegian continental shelf for $ 220 million.

    PGNiG reported that the signed contract states the acquisition of a 30% stake in the PL044 concession at Equinor Energy AS, which is the equivalent of buying a 42.38% stake in the development of the Tommeliten Alpha field, operated by ConocoPhillips Norway AS.

    Tommeliten Alpha …

  • NATO to conduct about twenty ‘experiments’ during military exercises near the Russian borders

    NATO plans to conduct about twenty “experiments” during the biggest military exercises in recent years near the Russian borders from October 25 to November 7, RIA Novosti reports citing Supreme Allied Command Transformation.

    NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 (TRJE18) exercises will be conducted in Norway and will involve about fifty thousand soldiers from thirty countries. “The exercises will provide an environment for testing, clarifying and further development of existing or new capabilities. …

  • Ukraine to take part in NATO's largest military exercises

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will take part in one of largest strategic military exercises in the history of NATO, Trident Juncture 2018, which will start in Norway on October 25, reported the Public Relations Office of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    The active phase of Trident Juncture 2018, which involves 45,000 interspecific contingent of troops, will last until November 7. In addition to the 29 countries of the Alliance, military units from Sweden and Finland will also take …

  • Delegation from Norway visits Crimea despite Ukraine's travel ban

    On September 30th, a delegation from Norway without asking permission from Ukraine beforehand crossed the administrative border near the Crimea, reports Kryminform.

    It is noted that the Norwegians intend to visit four cities on the peninsula. The itinerary will include a visit to the ICC Artek, Livadia Palace, Nikitsky Botanical Garden, the House-Museum Chekhov in Yalta and other cultural sites.

    The visit is likely to last until October 6th.

    The Norwegian delegation included members of the …

  • Russian detained in Norway on suspicions of espionage turned out to be a Russian Parliament employee

    A Russian national who was detained in Oslo on suspicions of espionage was an employee of the Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation as reported on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “It was stressed that an employee of the Council of the Federal Assembly M. A. Bochkarev was is Norway by invitation, at the European Center for Parliamentary Research and Documentation attending an international seminar which took place in the Norwegian Parliament,” the …

  • Russian citizen arrested in Norway on suspicion of espionage

    Norwegian authorities reported the arrest of a Russian citizen on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities. The Norwegian news agency NTB reported on September 23 that the man was detained at Gardermoen Airport near the capital of Oslo on September 21. The agency reports that the man, whose name is not being disclosed, was taken into custody after a hearing in the Oslo District Court on September 22.

    He will be held for two weeks because of the evidence destruction risk, NTB cites …

  • Norway to invest up to € 400 million in Ukrainian renewable energy

    At a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen Soreide in Kyiv, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said that Norway intends to invest about 400 million euros in Ukraine’s renewable energy field.

    "We are developing good economic relations. Now we are starting to work with a number of Norwegian companies that come to build renewable energy facilities. These are very serious investments worth 300-400 million euros," said Klimkin.

    According to Klimkin, "since …

  • Montenegro, Albania, Norway and Ukraine extend sanctions against Russia

    Montenegro, Albania, Norway and Ukraine supported the EU’s proposal to extend sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2019, according to a statement by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini, posted on the EU Council website.

    "The Candidate Countries Montenegro and Albania, and the EFTA country Norway, member of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine, align themselves with this declaration. They will ensure that their national …

  • Russia complains Norway refuses to send Syrian refugees home

    Norwegian authorities have been refusing to send Syrian refugees home, said Nikolai Burtsev, a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, during meeting of the Russian interdepartmental coordination center for the return of Syrian refugees.

    According to Burtsev, the Russian embassy in Norway appealed to the Norwegian authorities “regarding the return of Syrian refugees”, RIA Novosti reported.

    "According to the response of the Norwegian Minister of Justice, taking into account the …