Russian Legislators have placed a proposal to cancel the Barents Treaty with Norway.

Russian Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has instructed the Foreign Affairs Committee to study options of denouncing a treaty on maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. According to Russia Norway is violating the Svalbard Treaty from 1920, says Deputy Speaker in the Russian Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev following the Nordic country's unwillingness to facilitate transportation of Russian goods to the archipelago. The Norwegian decision not to allow the transportation of…

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Monitoring the #Russian #Navy off #Norway

On January 25, 2022, off the northern coast of Norway, the Lockheed P-3C Orion base patrol aircraft of the Norwegian Navy monitored a detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy. Barents Sea The fleet consists of: the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser of project 1164 Atlant, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov of project 22350 , BOD "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" project 1155, medium sea tanker "Vyazma" and sea rescue tug SB-406 project…

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#Russian #Militarization of the Black Sea – #Crimean #Aircraft #Carrier

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Russia benefits from the protracted conflicts in the Black Sea region in various ways, but its military interests are paramount. The dissolution of the Soviet Union reduced the area in which Russian forces could operate, but soon afterwards Moscow began to regain ground by using regional conflicts as a pretext to maintain its military presence. In Georgia, it has effectively done so in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South…

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