Contents tagged with Norway

  • 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 …

  • NATO to hold its largest military exercises in history in 'response to Russian aggression'

    In November, NATO will hold the largest group of exercises in the last 30 years with the participation of more than forty thousand people, General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation of NATO said at a press conference on Wednesday following the meeting of the Allied Chiefs of Defense.

    Supreme Allied Commander Europe, American General Curtis Scaparrotti said that "the alliance will show Russia its ability to protect a sovereign country," noting that maneuvers will become "a …

  • Norway starts snap military drills in the north of the country

    Undeclared military exercises began in the polar county of Troms in the north of Norway. About 2,000 servicemen of the Land Forces and the National Guard of the country are taking part in them, the press service of the Norwegian Armed Forces stated, according to TASS.

    The exercises are scheduled to last until the end of the week. During this time, the rapid response skills and prompt execution of the tasks set by the command will be trained. The maneuvers are in the central part of Troms …

  • Lavrov: Russia has difficulties sharing its northern territories with Norway

    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov indicated that there were problems with the Norwegian authorities on sharing the Svalbard archipelago, Interfax reports.

    "Of course, we believe that the situation around our interaction in the archipelago could be more constructive. We support ensuring the items of the treaty on Spitsbergen, that they should be strictly observed by its all participants," Lavrov said.

    According to the Minister, "sometimes we have problems with our Norwegian …

  • Norway to step up the defense of its northern regions bordering Russia

    The Norwegian government intends to significantly strengthen the defense of their northern border, especially in the county of Finnmark which borders the Murmansk region, as stated on Friday by the Minister of Defense of the country, Ine Eriksen Soereide, while presenting the plan for Army and the Norwegian Home Guard (Heimevernet) reforms.

    It is planned to strengthen the border garrison in the municipality of Sør-Varanger, which is responsible for protecting the nearly 200-kilometer land …