Contents tagged with Norway

  • 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. …

  • Russian Tu-142 flies over NATO ships in the Norwegian Sea

    A Russian Tu-142 reconnaissance and antisubmarine aircraft flew over the command ship USS Mount Whitney at an unusually low altitude. The photos of this moment were published on Saturday, November 3, by AFP correspondent Pierre-Henry Deshayes on Twitter. "And suddenly a Tupolev above the NATO flagship. Russia invites itself into the great maneuvers," the journalist wrote.

    Et soudain, un Tupolev au-dessus du navire-amiral de l'#Otan: la Russie s'invite dans les grandes manoeuvres # …

  • Putin says Russia will produce weapons that have never been seen before

    After Washington's announcement that the US would be pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will make weapons that have never been seen before.

    On Thursday, speaking to high-ranking representatives of the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement agencies, Putin said, “Russia does not threaten anybody. We strictly adhere to our obligations in the sphere of international security and arms control.”

    He added that Russia’s …

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

    The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini announced that Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway have aligned themselves with the European Union's decision to extend sanctions against the Russian Federation. European Union imposed these sanctions due to the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    In September, these four countries supported the European Union Council’s decision, which extended the restrictions on Russia …

  • 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. …