Contents tagged with Norway

  • 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 …

  • Norway expresses support for ‘Crimean Declaration’ of the United States

    The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its support for the “Crimean Declaration” of the USA, reaffirming their position of non-recognition of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.

    “Norway welcomes and supports the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reaffirming the US stance against Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. International law must be upheld. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected,” said the ministry in a published statement …

  • Norway responds to a large-scale campaign of Russia's Northern Fleet

    Major Brynjar Stordal, the press-spokesman of Norway’s Military Joint Headquarters, stated that Norway was not informed of the largest over the past decade campaign of warships of the Russian Northern Fleet in the Barents Sea , the Barents Observer news outlet reports.

    “From time to time, in the north, Russian troops demonstrated a relatively high level of activity in various areas [of the Barents Sea],” Stordal stated. “They have a right to do it both in their territory and in the …

  • Norway asks the U.S. to double contingent at the Russian border

    Norway has suggested that the United States more than double the number of U.S. marines deployed in the country. The government in Oslo is increasingly concerned about the threat posed by Russia after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Radio Liberty reports.

    Approximately 330 U.S. marines were scheduled to leave Norway at the end of this year after an initial contingent arrived in January 2017 to prepare for fighting in winter conditions. However, the decision to withdraw the troops has been …