Norway violates Svalbard agreement by blocking Russian companies

The Russian embassy in Norway expressed concern about Norway’s violation of its obligations under the Svalbard Treaty, signed in 1920.

An entry was posted on the embassy's Facebook page stating that, despite the “equal free access” to the archipelago as stipulated by the agreement and the possibilities for maintaining economiceconomic activities “on conditions of complete equality”, the Norwegian authorities create artificial obstacles and restrictions on the work of Russian companies.

In this regard, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov suggested that Norwegian colleague Ine Eriksen Sereida hold negotiations to resolve the accumulated problems associated with the implementation of the Svalbard Treaty. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The Norwegian partners were invited to hold bilateral consultations to remove restrictions on the activities of Russian structures in the archipelago. We expect a positive response from the Norwegian side

- concluded in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

So that Oslo does not have any particular illusions about the fact that through the adoption of environmental laws by Norway, Russia can be "squeezed out" from the archipelago, the diplomatic department noted in its message that Moscow does not intend to curtail its presence on Spitsbergen.
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  1. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) 9 February 2020 11: 54
    Based on the violation of Russia's economic and economic law in Svalbard, I consider it possible for the Russian authorities to question the territorial affiliation of the island of Norway.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 February 2020 11: 48
      So, what is next?
  2. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 9 February 2020 15: 23
    With such a leadership as ours (symmetric-asymmetric), all jackals make any claims to Russia ... Give someone alone in the mouth to make the rest scary!
    They do not want to respect Russia, so let them be afraid !!!
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 10 February 2020 04: 38
    Norway violates the Svalbard agreement by blocking Russian companies.

    - You can’t argue with mighty Norway ...
    1. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 16 February 2020 18: 28
      Quote: gorenina91
      Norway violates the Svalbard agreement by blocking Russian companies.

      - You can’t argue with mighty Norway ...

      We say Norway, we mean NATO.