Contents tagged with Norway

  • Norway accuses Russia of cyber attack on its parliament

    In a statement published on the website of the Norwegian government, Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide said that Norway’s authorities suspected Russia of orchestrating a cyber attack on the country’s parliament.

    According to Eriksen Soreide, the attack took place on August 24. The Norwegian Security Service and intelligence services are investigating the incident.

    "This is a serious event that has affected the most important institution of our democracy," the Minister said. "Based on …

  • Radioactive cloud from Russia detected over Scandinavia

    Radiation monitoring stations in northern Europe have detected excess concentrations of radioactive isotopes in the air.

    Iodine-131 was found in early June in Norway, and cesium-134, cesium-137, cobalt-60 and ruthenium-103 - in Sweden and Finland, GreenPeace Russia reports citing the national authorities of these countries.

    In Sweden, radionuclides (cesium-134, cesium-137 and ruthenium-103) were detected as of June 22-23, said Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear- …

  • U.S. and Norway scramble fighter jets to escort Russian Tu-142 aircraft

    Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 performed flights over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, as well as over the neutral waters of the North Pacific Ocean, reported the Russian Defense Ministry, RIA Novosti reports.

    The flight took place on June 27, three Tu-142s flew over the Barents and Norwegian Seas, and four over the Pacific Ocean. The ministry stressed that the flight took place in accordance with international rules of airspace use. The borders of other states have not been …

  • Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

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

    About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden's exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater part of the pipeline, which will be laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, will be about 275 …

  • Poland begins construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    Poland will begin construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the coming days, announced Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "In fact, the construction of the Baltic Pipe begins, that is, the famous gas pipeline, which will pass first from the Norwegian shelf to Denmark, and then through Denmark to Poland, to our coast," he said.

    According to the Polish President, last week the operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System signed a contract for the implementation of this project with …

  • Russia accuses Norway of violating Svalbard Treaty

    The Russian Embassy in Norway said that Oslo violates its obligations under the Svalbard archipelago treaty. "There are problems with Svalbard [Treaty]. Our issues are practical and need to be addressed," reads the statement published on the Russian Embassy’s Facebook page.

    According to the Russian Embassy, Oslo violates the agreement because it issues "permits for the development of oil and gas deposits in the areas of the continental shelf which fall under the treaty."

    The Russian Embassy …

  • Belarus receives first shipment of Norwegian oil

    The first shipment of Norwegian oil arrived at the Naftan refinery in Belarus on January 26, reports BelTA.

    "59 containers with 3.5 thousand tons of oil have arrived from the port of Klaipeda to Novopolotsk by rail. The entire shipment of oil, 86,000 tons, from Norway, which was delivered by the ship Breiviken, will be transported to the Belarusian plant within two weeks," Naftan's statement reads.

    The contract for the supply of Russian oil to Belarus expired on January 1. The parties failed …

  • Belarus finds alternative to Russian oil

    The Belarusian Oil Company (BNK) has purchased 80,000 tons of oil from Norway, BelTA reports, citing the press service of Belneftekhim, the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry.

    “The Belarusian Oil Company has purchased a batch of Norwegian oil. We’re talking about 80,000 tons. It is intended for refining at Naftan,” stated the press service, as cited by BelTA.

    Naftan is one of the two Belarusian oil refineries situated in the Vitebsk region. It is used to refine oil from Russia, …

  • Norway suspects Russian military of creating radio interference in its northern regions

    The Norwegian Defense Ministry reported that recent radio interference in the country has been caused by  the tests of the Russian frigate.

    According to the Aftenposten newspaper, there are failures in the work of radio equipment in the last few days in Northern Norway, including the Finnmark region, which is on the border with Russia. According to the Norwegian Communications Authority, the interference is linked to the tests of the Russian frigate Admiral Flota Kasatonov in the Barents Sea. …

  • NATO: Russia increased its presence in Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic

    Ten Russian submarines were spotted simultaneously in the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, said the NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu, as cited by RND.

    "Russia is constantly increasing its underwater capacity," Lungescu said.

    She pointed out that the activity of Russian submarines this year has reached the highest level since the end of the Cold War.

    "NATO will respond to this, in particular, with more patrols. In addition, NATO will invest in modern anti-submarine aerial combat …