Why Norway went against NATO on the issue of Russia


Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Witfeldt in a recent conversation with VG reporters noted that Oslo does not need a dense military presence of NATO forces near the border with Russia. According to her, the Norwegian armed forces will be able to fulfill their tasks without the help of the North Atlantic Alliance.


According to Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, Norway thus separates its cooperation with Western military structures from relations with Russia. This position is traditional for the Norwegians, and at the moment they have returned to it. Oslo is not interested in aggravating the situation on the border of the two states and does not see such a danger from Moscow that would require the presence of NATO troops.

A number of NATO countries are trying to drag Norway into a confrontation with Russia, but these attempts are not as successful as some members of the alliance would like.

- said Kortunov in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.

In addition, Norway is determined to develop good-neighborly relations with the Russian Federation. Thus, the countries have settled the issues of exploitation of the territorial shelf and are cooperating within the framework of the Arctic Council. Cooperation between Oslo and Moscow is also developing in other areas.
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  1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 17: 02
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    Norway did not run away from NATO.
  2. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 3 December 2021 17: 50
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    Why Norway went against NATO in the question of Russia

    Nobody went anywhere.
    The Norwegians simply stated that they would close the border with Russia on their own, knowing full well that a close neighbor is much better than a distant relative.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 3 December 2021 22: 06
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      Having received a little water, fish and something else in 2010, the Norwegians are simply obliged to declare with gratitude. hi We will see whether the matter will go beyond the statements. The Americans also received something, but this somehow did not really affect the relationship. The Chinese are generally ahead of the rest of the planet on gifts from the Kremlin, God forbid disagreements arise. The Japanese, by some miracle, did not have time to receive gifts, they just probably had to shout less at all corners. About close neighbors, they somehow unsuccessfully changed the saying. request
      1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 3 December 2021 22: 36
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        Having received in 2010 a little water, fish and something else there

        Within the framework of the agreement on borders in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the transfer of 175 sq. M. Of water area took place. km. This action was the result of a controversy that dates back to the days of the USSR.
        The transfer of this territory to Norway is considered a failure, as the water area is rich in fish stocks. Three years after signing the document significant reserves of hydrocarbons were found there.

        About close neighbors, they somehow unsuccessfully changed the saying.

        I write what I think, and at the same time I do not try to please anyone at all, because other people's opinions are indifferent to me.
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter 4 December 2021 16: 38
          -1
          And I did not write about please, everyone is free to express their point of view. yes
          If I give something to someone, then I do it either out of respect or other disinterested motives. If you expect after the gift, without fail, some preferences, this is no longer a gift, but a banal smelly bribe. Therefore, I probably do not like gifts, especially from "bosom friends" and other "friends of mine on the board."
      2. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 4 December 2021 06: 42
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        Having received a little water, fish and something else in 2010, the Norwegians are simply obliged to declare with gratitude.

        They are probably already used to gifts. smile
        The Svalbard Treaty was signed a little earlier and according to it they received a little more land. yes
        I'm even ashamed to write who was in power when signing it winked
        And the ingratitude of the FRG knows no boundaries at all. If they got that DDR. Did you know such a country ...
        Probably the time will come to collect stones and someone will have to give away hi
        Let's wait a little longer and start teaching courtesy. soldier
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter 4 December 2021 16: 45
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          The Germans bought the GDR corny.
          So there is nothing to wave your little hands here, go count the money, everything fits together.
          What claims can there be?
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 4 December 2021 18: 32
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            The Germans bought the GDR corny.

            Have you kept the check? smile What not? request Then we go to you. yes

            So there is nothing to wave your little hands here, go count the money, everything fits together.
            What claims can there be?

            At the same time, we will discuss and recount the claims, if not money, then teeth. angry
            Bismarck is credited with this. They say he was not a stupid person.

            Do not hope that once using the weakness of Russia, you will receive dividends forever. Russians always come for their money. And when they come, don’t rely on the Jesuit agreements that you have signed, supposedly supporting you. They are not worth the paper on which they are written. Therefore, it is worth playing with the Russians honestly, or not at all.
            1. Bitter Offline Bitter
              Bitter 4 December 2021 19: 36
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              I do not understand your grievances, because no one forced anyone. "Himself", at one time said - we will buy everything "there". He gave a pendel to all his allies, friends, satellites around the planet, sending them on an autonomous journey. What was not fair here and in relation to whom? What weakness are you trying to babble about here? Probably about the momentary wishes of those in power. Well, as always, "What we have - we do not store, when we lose, we cry." (C) It seems already hysterical and sobbing. Count to ten and take it easy. Bismarck to your personal gopnic habits, to count other people's money, is not glued sideways.
              1. 123 Offline 123
                123 (123) 4 December 2021 20: 34
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                I do not understand your grievances, because no one forced anyone.

                And now no one will slave anyone. Everything is entirely voluntary and with a song.

                "Himself", at one time said - we will buy everything "there". He gave a pendel to all his allies, friends, satellites around the planet, sending them on an autonomous journey.

                Are you about Yeltsin so aspirated?

                What was not fair here and in relation to whom? What weakness are you trying to babble about here?

                To gurgle? That you contact Bismarck. And what is honest, that we will not figure it out yet.

                Probably about the momentary wishes of those in power. Well, as always, "What we have - we do not store, when we lose, we cry." (C) It seems already hysterical and sobbing. Count to ten and take it easy. Bismarck to your personal gopnic habits, to count other people's money, is not glued sideways.

                Why are you worried about other people's money? The attempt of the sausage emigrants to be more patriotic than the Germans themselves is so touching lol
                But the discussion of DDR ownership is still ahead. Have you decided the Anschluss will pass without consequences? Forced to disappoint, still to come. The galloping Papuans also considered Crimea as their own.
                1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                  Bitter 5 December 2021 02: 43
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                  It is you here that are going to count something, not me. I don’t know who the prancing Papuans are, at the moment you and your attacks are not particularly different from them. The Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine and so on to the south and east, for me personally, have always belonged to the same state. One came with a hop company and overnight ruined everything, and the other one here on the site now threatens me with consequences for this. Funny.
                  1. 123 Offline 123
                    123 (123) 5 December 2021 03: 02
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                    It is you here that are going to count something, not me.

                    If you take the trouble to return to the origins, so to speak, you will surely be surprised to find scrupulous calculations of what and to whom Russia gave and could still give. Another thing is that for some reason you absolutely do not like the calculations for Germany. request

                    I don’t know who the prancing Papuans are, at the moment you and your attacks are not particularly different from them.

                    Do you take the discussion about the redistribution of your new homeland so close to your heart? At the same time, you talk about the old more freely.

                    The Baltics, Belarus, Ukraine and so on to the south and east, for me personally, have always belonged to the same state.

                    Done right yes And DDR at that time was a separate state.

                    One came with a hop company and overnight ruined everything, and the other one here on the site now threatens me with consequences for this. Funny.

                    This one, if anything lives with you, is considered an honorary German. Then there are the last three. Then he broke it, heaped it up for you. Do not you find it strange that here you do not like his deeds, but there you are quite satisfied with it?
                    I think they should all be responsible for this, at least morally. I see no reason why you should have exceptions. Do you prefer not to notice the repressions against the citizens of the annexed GDR? Wasn't there a ban on the profession for them and not only? As far as I am aware, they are not trying to give an honest assessment of these actions.
                    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
                      Bitter 7 December 2021 00: 39
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                      It’s okay, so we need to go back to basics and start "treatment" from where this gangrene started across the planet. I mean from Moscow. But there are respected people there today, why are they? Some kind of vicious circle. Someone smart at one time said, if you want to change something, start with yourself and people will reach out to you.
                      1. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 7 December 2021 04: 00
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                        It’s okay, so we need to go back to basics and start "treatment" from where this gangrene started across the planet. I mean from Moscow. But there are respected people there today, why are they? Some kind of vicious circle. Someone smart at one time said, if you want to change something, start with yourself and people will reach out to you.

                        Are you sure you didn't bring the infection from the outside? Is it in vain that your pensioner rubs? It is unlikely that it was just stupidity. In my opinion, there is a possibility that the combine operator was pissed off by the special services.
                        The condition has stabilized, the antibiotic is punctured pointwise. South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Crimea. Now new recipes are being prepared for Belarus and Donbass. And you all want to wave a scalpel. Do you all want blood?
                        Can you play surgeons in Germany? First, remove the base of the Anglo-Saxon parasites? Or is it easier to advise others than to cut yourself a loved one?