November 27, 2022

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Norway takes action against Russian fishing boats |  Ukraine and Russia war

Norway takes action against Russian fishing boats | Ukraine and Russia war

Norway, the only place in Europe where Russian fishing boats can still land, is taking stricter measures against Russian fishing vessels for safety reasons. In recent days, pressure has been mounting for a moratorium on ships coming from Russia.


“We are closely monitoring Russian activities in Norwegian waters and ports to prevent Norway from becoming a transit country for transporting illegal goods to Russia,” Foreign Minister Anneken Heitfeldt said.

Specifically, from now on, Russian fishing vessels are allowed to dock only in three ports on the Norwegian coast. And they should be examined there, too. Minister Hoytfeldt did not want to go that far by banning Russian ships from Norwegian ports entirely.

The calls for tougher action came after the suspected sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. According to some, the presence of Russian ships in Norway will increase the risks of espionage and sabotage.

Norway is the largest supplier of natural gas to Europe. Since the Nord Stream 1 and 2 leaks, the country has continued to deploy its military to protect its energy infrastructure.

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