Norwegian intelligence denies reports of Russia working out a scenario for an attack on Svalbard

The head of the Norwegian Military Intelligence Service, Lieutenant-General Morten Haga Lunde, denied a message on Wednesday from the Norwegian web portal aldrimer.no that during the Zapad-2017 military exercise, the Russian attack on the Arctic Spitsbergen archipelago was worked out.


When reading the Norwegian media I rarely have to deal with as many errors as in the material aldrimer.no
- He said the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau. -
Take the main message posted on the portal news - "Russia practiced the attack on Svalbard." No such action was taken.


Norwegian intelligence denies reports of Russia working out a scenario for an attack on Svalbard


The founder of aldrimer.no and the author of most of the news on the site dedicated to the state of the Norwegian defense is Chetil Sturmark, journalist and military expert. In a new article, referring to informed sources in NATO and the Norwegian Armed Forces, he writes that the Russian military aviation and the fleet in September allegedly worked out the scenario of the invasion of Spitsbergen (the Norwegians call the archipelago Svalbard). Sturmark claims that the Norwegian Ministry of Defense does not want to publicly acknowledge this fact, and also that military intelligence failed to collect almost any information about what happened. According to one Sturmark source, Norway was severely criticized by its NATO allies for "a complete lack of awareness of the operational situation in the North."

In turn, Norwegian State Television and Radio Company said that Norway’s Minister of Defense, Ine Eriksen Söreide, was very pleased with the work of the Norwegian intelligence services at NATO, and added that anonymous sources of investigative journalists are not always credible.

The Arctic Svalbard archipelago is located in the Arctic between the 76 and 80 parallels. He was transferred to the kingdom after the First World War, but more than 40 states have equal rights to exploit its resources. Only Norway and the Russian Federation actively support the economic presence in Svalbard. Norwegian Longyear and Russian Barentsburg - the largest settlements of the archipelago, where 2600 people live permanently, reports TASS.

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  1. pvv113 18 October 2017 17: 33 New
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    Norwegian intelligence denied reports

    Even amazing. Usually there is a bunch of witnesses and irrefutable evidence
    1. DEPARTMENT 18 October 2017 17: 35 New
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      Yes, we can seize him without any training .. We have liberated half of Europe more than once in our history, but here is some kind of island! heh heh ..
      1. dubovitskiy.1947 18 October 2017 17: 46 New
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        Quote: DEPARTMENT
        Yes, we can seize him without any training .. We have liberated half of Europe more than once in our history, but here is some kind of island! heh heh ..

        Why do we need it? Without fighting for it, we have the opportunity to be there as much as then, how much money is in our pocket and how much free time. We get coal there. Having bought deposits (two) at the Pyramid and in Barentsburg (where later they built villages for miners and all service staff, including a school, kindergarten, clinic, shops), we will be there for a long time. And in order to prolong the presence we are working out now not what was bought, but what is leased (optional).
        Barentsburg July. 1981 year.






        Pyramid. At the same time.


        1. DEPARTMENT 18 October 2017 20: 04 New
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          Quote: dubovitskiy.1947
          Why do we need it?

          Yes, everything in the household is useful ...! Our ancestors left huge territories for us, and as it turns out, they are rich in natural resources!
          That's how we live ..
          1. Shurik70 18 October 2017 21: 31 New
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            Norwegian intelligence denies reports of Russia working out a scenario for an attack on Svalbard

            How can I not recall the old joke
            “Rabinovich, were you visiting us yesterday? "-" It was! "-" So after your departure, silver spoons disappeared! "-" But I did not take them, I am a decent person! "-" But the spoons still disappeared! So don’t come to visit us anymore! ” - “Yes, look for spoons, maybe there will be” - “Already searched. There were spoons ”-“ So, can I come to visit? ” "-" Uh, no spoons were found, but the sediment remained! "
          2. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 00: 48 New
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            Quote: DEPARTMENT
            Quote: dubovitskiy.1947
            Why do we need it?

            Yes, everything in the household is useful ...! Our ancestors left huge territories for us, and as it turns out, they are rich in natural resources!
            That's how we live ..

            Didn’t the ancestors teach that we don’t need a stranger? Engage in Siberia if the harness fell under the tail. In one Krasnoyarsk Territory 5 France.
            The benefit for Russia and the enemies will not become.
      2. pvv113 18 October 2017 18: 00 New
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        It is said that 2600 is already on the island wink
    2. Anarchist 18 October 2017 17: 37 New
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      Quote: pvv113
      Norwegian intelligence denied reports

      Even amazing. Usually there is a bunch of witnesses and irrefutable evidence

      Colleague, This is not Poland with the Baltic states!
      And they’re not going to go under the Alliance ...
      1. pvv113 18 October 2017 17: 57 New
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        This is surprising
    3. The black 18 October 2017 17: 39 New
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      Quote: pvv113
      Norwegian intelligence denied reports

      Even amazing. Usually there is a bunch of witnesses and irrefutable evidence

      Yes, the Norwegian scouts just did not have grass at hand laughing... they didn’t flare up on time, so the Russian submarines did not make out which Norwegian fjords were furrowed
      1. pvv113 18 October 2017 17: 59 New
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        Do you think - they will smoke and everyone will see?
    4. Monos 18 October 2017 17: 42 New
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      Where is Belarus and where is Svalbard? On the Kola Peninsula, it would be handy to work it out. Norwegian land is full of idiots! smile
      1. Partyzan 18 October 2017 19: 00 New
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        Quote: Monos
        Where is Belarus and where is Svalbard?

        Did I miss something about Belarus?
        1. Monos 18 October 2017 19: 40 New
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          Quote: Partyzan
          Did I miss something about Belarus?

          laughing Yeah. Norway says we are going to annex Spitsbergen. laughing
          1. Partyzan 18 October 2017 19: 42 New
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            Quote: Monos
            Yeah. Norway says we are going to annex Spitsbergen.

            why do we need it? do we have our own Belarusian sea with archipilagos? recourse
            1. Monos 18 October 2017 19: 55 New
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              Quote: Partyzan
              why do we need it? do we have our own Belarusian sea with archipilagos?

              And they don’t know about it yet. laughing Or maybe they know ... So they are afraid.
              1. Partyzan 18 October 2017 20: 01 New
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                Quote: Monos
                Quote: Partyzan
                why do we need it? do we have our own Belarusian sea with archipilagos?

                And they don’t know about it yet. laughing Or maybe they know ... So they are afraid.

                they are strange
            2. DEPARTMENT 18 October 2017 19: 58 New
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              Quote: Partyzan
              Quote: Monos
              Yeah. Norway says we are going to annex Spitsbergen.

              why do we need it? do we have our own Belarusian sea with archipilagos? recourse

              We will plant potatoes! West after the teachings of our joint, in general, "confused the coast" .. laughing
              So the teachings of Belarus and Russia were excellent! soldier
              It would be necessary to spend another winter! laughing There, NATO generals will generally faint ...
              1. Partyzan 18 October 2017 20: 05 New
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                We will plant potatoes! The West after the teachings of our joint, generally "mixed banks" .. am generally the NATO generals will faint ...
                will help to plant potatoes
              2. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 00: 57 New
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                Quote: DEPARTMENT
                Quote: Partyzan
                Quote: Monos
                Yeah. Norway says we are going to annex Spitsbergen.

                why do we need it? do we have our own Belarusian sea with archipilagos? recourse

                We will plant potatoes! West after the teachings of our joint, in general, "confused the coast" .. laughing
                So the teachings of Belarus and Russia were excellent! soldier
                It would be necessary to spend another winter! laughing There, NATO generals will generally faint ...

                And in order to penetrate the most stupid, to conduct joint exercises in the winter, and on Novaya Zemlya, having brought there two divisions of special forces. With all the relying glands and gain.
          2. CAT BAIYUN 18 October 2017 22: 58 New
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            I apologize for drowning in a cabal, but what the hell is Norway for us? It’s not possible to plant potatoes in the stones there! What is there then to do? laughing
            1. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 01: 00 New
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              I apologize for drowning in a cabal, but what the hell is Norway for us? It’s not possible to plant potatoes in the stones there! What is there then to do? laughing

              In no case, do not touch Norway. For in a couple of years we will turn this fabulous country into ordinary Murmansk. With garbage dumps, rusty ships off the coast, flooded from the War, mud and oil on the water. Better to go there by tourists. Believe me, I was there.
              1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 08: 56 New
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                Tell me, dear: where did you get such an inescapable desire to be or to remain in that state called "scoop"? As I noted, don’t feed you bread, but let’s walk through the accentuation of the worst qualities of people that have appeared in Russia during the existence of the socialist system.
                If the patient says that he is sick, he will NEVER become healthy. Maybe it makes sense to pay attention to positive developments in people and society? Identify them, develop, cite as an example or something ... Show what is good, and not say "we will come and make a mess of it."
                Look, for example, the recent cleaning of the Arctic beaches - after all, it is done the same. What is not positive? And there are many such examples.
                And, by the way, not only Russians manage to spoil outdoors ... One of such examples: how was chemical weapon utilized and by whom after WWII? They threw them into the Baltic, although they talked about the Atlantic Ocean. And who? The same allies. And the result is an excess of doses of dioxin in the Baltic fish, so much so that pregnant women in the same Norway are not recommended to eat herring of local capture.
                This is what I mean - if you are Russian, not people. "trading" knowledge of the Russian language - albeit in a small part, but do something good for your country. I’m not saying that it’s “not to spoil in nature” by itself (a bull-calf should be brought to the ballot box and you don’t have to wash the car in the river, etc.), I’m talking about the mood for the best. I propose to pay attention to the best and seek positive in what is happening. And with a sour mine and a nagging good life does not happen.
                1. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 12: 24 New
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                  Tell me, dear: where did you get such an inescapable desire to be or to remain in that state called "scoop"? As I noted, don’t feed you bread, but let’s walk through the accentuation of the worst qualities of people that have appeared in Russia during the existence of the socialist system.
                  If the patient says that he is sick, he will NEVER become healthy. Maybe it makes sense to pay attention to positive developments in people and society? Identify them, develop, cite as an example or something ... Show what is good, and not say "we will come and make a mess of it."
                  Look, for example, the recent cleaning of the Arctic beaches - after all, it is done the same. What is not positive? And there are many such examples.
                  And, by the way, not only Russians manage to spoil outdoors ... One of such examples: how was chemical weapon utilized and by whom after WWII? They threw them into the Baltic, although they talked about the Atlantic Ocean. And who? The same allies. And the result is an excess of doses of dioxin in the Baltic fish, so much so that pregnant women in the same Norway are not recommended to eat herring of local capture.
                  This is what I mean - if you are Russian, not people. "trading" knowledge of the Russian language - albeit in a small part, but do something good for your country. I’m not saying that it’s “not to spoil in nature” by itself (a bull-calf should be brought to the ballot box and you don’t have to wash the car in the river, etc.), I’m talking about the mood for the best. I propose to pay attention to the best and seek positive in what is happening. And with a sour mine and a nagging good life does not happen.

                  Apparently, I could not convey to the readers the pain for my homeland. It was a shame to me to cry, HOW it was purely in Bergen, where our ship moored. A few days ago, moving away from the pier of Murmansk, I saw a completely different thing. Surprised bazaar near the parking lot of our "Claudia Elanskaya." Pure carrots, as if not real, apparently washed with brushes and detergents. Fresh fish. just caught. And after a couple of hours, returning from the excursion, they did not see not only the trays, but also the traces of the market. To me, a designer with good experience already then, such a picture hit my head like a butt; at the pier, in a stone wall, a niche. And in the niche is a huge cast-iron fire hydrant. Packed in two bags (one to one) of polyethylene. And most importantly, all the lamb and prichandals were greased with solid oil and not touched. Everything is in place. And there is no glass covering these treasures, which we still need to manage to break in case of something. It's a shame. For their flaws. It was a shame.
                  We have a lot to be proud of. And grooming, ironing these shortcomings, as a favorite hernia, is impossible. They need to get rid of.
                  1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 13: 02 New
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                    We have a lot to be proud of. And grooming, ironing these shortcomings, as a favorite hernia, is impossible. They need to get rid of.

                    I agree. I apologize for the possible harshness in the statements.
            2. Svarog51 19 October 2017 07: 27 New
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              Vasily, I welcome hi Well, actually, the article talks about Svalbard, and not about the whole of Norway.
              It’s not possible to plant potatoes in the stones there! What is there then to do?

              But Pasha and I somehow discussed this topic and came to the conclusion. To begin, create an experimental agricultural laboratory there to develop a strategically important food product - winter frost-resistant potatoes. You can’t stop it, but you can’t do without specialists from Belarus. In the Arctic zone, people work and want to eat. It’s expensive to carry, let it grow under the snow and the Colorado beetles will not find it there. Winters are long there, the potato will be large. In the spring we dig up the crop, and for the winter we plant a new one. good drinks
              By the way, in the summer Rabinovich went to Belarus to his homeland. Pasha kept the defense there from him, so that he would not find out the secret of winter potatoes. You can ask Pasha yourself, he will confirm my words. hi drinks
              1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 08: 38 New
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                Good day, Sergey.
                As for the potatoes on Spitsbergen, I thought the same thing ... But there’s a topic, e-mine ... yes
                This is about Rabinovich and the summer, I’ll ask you .. What was he doing here ... But he seemed to write that he drank beer and dragged around relatives. It is encrypted, go ... For example, probably, a bag of seed potatoes was put in your Israelite’s reed ... How to drink, give a grade of slamzil ....
                So trust the former compatriots after that. laughing
                1. Svarog51 19 October 2017 09: 02 New
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                  How to drink give a grade of slamzil ....

                  Nah, I didn’t slam, although I tried. Pasha put up good guards there in the warehouses and dragged the service himself for the whole month as a nachkar. good drinks
                2. bouncyhunter 19 October 2017 09: 15 New
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                  Vasya, Seryoga - a greeting! hi drinks Rabinovich did not stole anything - did not have time. soldier There are no losses on our side during the defense of prototypes of winter bulbs, not only Rabinovich was physically injured. lol
                  1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 09: 25 New
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                    Greetings, Pasha. hi
                    HERE do not even know whether to rejoice or upset about the fact that Rabinovich was not physically hurt ... laughing A charge of salt in the big buttocks would definitely have painted life with bright colors! And so he left and took nothing for memory!
                    1. bouncyhunter 19 October 2017 09: 28 New
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                      Vasya, you understood me correctly - the charge of salt in a hollow causes not physical, but moral suffering: it is a shame to seek medical help with such a shameful wound. wassat drinks
                      1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 09: 30 New
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                        Well what can I say !? Pleased with the professional approach to the issue of frightening off pests of the national economy and all sorts of Rabinovichi there laughing
                    2. bouncyhunter 19 October 2017 09: 34 New
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                      Quote: CAT BAYUN
                      Pleased with the professional approach to the issue of frightening off pests of the national economy and all sorts of Rabinovichi there

                      By the way, he himself, without knowing it, took away another joint Russian-Belarusian secret development: the Colorado mutant beetle. This beast eats everything except Russian and Belarusian. lol laughing
                    3. Svarog51 19 October 2017 10: 00 New
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                      Vasil, here’s the "confirmation" arrived. good Pasha, in an article about Estonia and cigarettes, accused me that I solder young people in the person of Max. Let me at least with you a little drinks I hope that Pasha will not burn me for you. drinks "Well, so that the Colorado potato beetle arrives at its destination."
                      1. CAT BAIYUN 19 October 2017 11: 34 New
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                        Let me at least with you a little

                        Sure, not a problem! drinks
                        Well, for the health of the Colorado potato beetle with a cunning mutation!
                    4. Svarog51 19 October 2017 12: 18 New
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                      So that I can safely get, adapt, winter, and next summer begin to carry out the assignment. wassat drinks Here the Professor said earlier that the horses raced in Israel in hiding behind the refugee status. Here they will receive a present next summer on Israeli fields, collecting St. George ribbons, otherwise there will be nothing to eat. laughing
                  2. Svarog51 19 October 2017 09: 55 New
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                    Pasha, salute hi drinks
    5. Partyzan 18 October 2017 18: 58 New
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      in September, Russian military aviation and the fleet allegedly worked out the scenario of the invasion of Svalbard
      Quote: pvv113
      Norwegian intelligence denied reports

      Even amazing. Usually there is a bunch of witnesses and irrefutable evidence

      afraid to laugh - the Swedes did not find the invisible submarine, and here the invisible aircraft and the fleet laughing
      1. pvv113 18 October 2017 19: 02 New
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        Sprats of laughter are not afraid, and the Norwegians, apparently, do not have such a tradition wink
  2. Pirogov 18 October 2017 17: 34 New
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    Norwegians are kept for full du.rakov. It is strange that the minister did not support this nonsense, now he will receive a tyk.
  3. d ^ Amir 18 October 2017 17: 46 New
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    He was transferred to the kingdom after the First World War.

    namely, Grumant was known to the Pomors when these 40 states did not exist in nature ...
  4. Mikhail Zubkov 18 October 2017 17: 49 New
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    Yes, we can seize him without any training

    Definitely. We are getting coal there soon 100 years, and since then it has been a disputed territory, and after the Third World War we will certainly resolve the dispute. There, our interest grows - and the Norwegians behave more hostile to us, and then later blame themselves.
    1. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 01: 12 New
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      Quote: Mikhail Zubkov
      Quote: DEPARTMENT
      Yes, we can seize him without any training

      Definitely. We are getting coal there soon 100 years, and since then it has been a disputed territory, and after the Third World War we will certainly resolve the dispute. There, our interest grows - and the Norwegians behave more hostile to us, and then later blame themselves.

      We have been mining coal since 1931, when we bought a deposit there, with the condition that we leave it after working out to zero. The dispute has long been settled. We burn almost all of the coal there, in place for heating villages and generating electricity. About 600 thousand tons per year. Some part goes to the Great Earth in order to explain such an illogical act to the world. The main thing in this venture is the free passage of our ships into the zone, which no longer belongs to us. During the war years, convoys and guard ships were defended there. Germany could not make a claim to Norway, because by international standards, the help of one of the belligerents means a war against the other. The occupied camp could be easily repressed for this.
  5. LAWNER 18 October 2017 17: 50 New
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    Once we had, sorry Confuse). Then the commemorative coins issued "Svalbard-Arktikugol." And on top, as always, the Russian Federation. There was a scandal and the coins were withdrawn from circulation. Now the whole set of such coins can be bought for 2-3 thousand rubles.
    1. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 01: 17 New
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      Once we had, sorry Confuse). Then the commemorative coins issued "Svalbard-Arktikugol." And on top, as always, the Russian Federation. There was a scandal and the coins were withdrawn from circulation. Now the whole set of such coins can be bought for 2-3 thousand rubles.

      Yes, in Barentsburg all the power was held by the head of the mine. There are no police, no advice, no one. The administration of the mine is father, king, and God. Government - in a Norwegian town, not far. Norwegian
      They said there was a case, a family of bears came, dogs were hanging around the village. Nothing is allowed. They called the Norwegians, they brought a professional hunter from the continent, he shot with ampoules there, maybe a week. Go out into the street dumb. Our weapons, even for self-defense, no.
      And the souvenirs from there remained. Five-ruble and three-ruble paper. By color, like real ones. Blue and green. But small ones are a little more than a match label. The image, of course, does not copy the present. There is another, and the inscription "Arktikugol." Joint stock company.
  6. Whaler 18 October 2017 17: 51 New
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    Spitz, normal topic)) over time .... there is direct breeze small Britain, and this is not a sneezed ram angry bully
  7. Baloo 18 October 2017 18: 15 New
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    The economic presence on Svalbard is now actively supported only by Norway and the Russian Federation.

    I guess I lagged behind life, or the Norwegians ate too much salmon, but why do we need to capture Svalbard when our coal is mined there.
  8. Holoy 18 October 2017 18: 19 New
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    And what? The idea is good! Moreover, it is easy to capture, there is no one to oppose!
  9. Herculesic 18 October 2017 18: 21 New
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    As in the song - “but intelligence reported exactly” - Russia will not bomb herring! lol
  10. APASUS 18 October 2017 20: 23 New
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    The founder of aldrimer.no and the author of most of the news on the site dedicated to the state of the Norwegian defense is Chetil Sturmark, journalist and military expert.

    Here is another expert whose words the whole Western public will refer to and give out the words of this super specialist as copies of the plans of the General Staff of Russia. Remember Bellingcat conducted expert reviews of artillery shelling, a man who did not even serve in the army, but in the West this is the main source of truthful information.
  11. igor.borov775 18 October 2017 20: 38 New
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    Quote: pvv113
    Do you think - they will smoke and everyone will see?
  12. LeonidL 19 October 2017 04: 51 New
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    Here's another fairy tale end ... quite a storyteller lies, however!
    1. Svarog51 19 October 2017 07: 33 New
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      Leonid hi
      Here's another fairy tale end ... quite a storyteller lies, however!

      - The most harmful of people
      “This is a villain storyteller.”
      - That's really a liar!
      - It is a pity that it is not tasty!
      Chastooshka Grandma-Hedgehog from the cartoon "Flying Ship" wink good drinks
  13. sergo1914 19 October 2017 09: 42 New
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    Svalbard? I don’t ... I don’t know that.
    Grumant? I know grumant. Pomors discovered the archipelago.
    1. dubovitskiy.1947 19 October 2017 12: 33 New
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      Svalbard? I don’t ... I don’t know that.
      Grumant? I know grumant. Pomors discovered the archipelago.

      Peter I would have kicked you with his cane. It is from his filing that this archipelago is named. Norwegians call it Svalbard. So, by the way, he appears on all maps of the world.
      1. sergo1914 19 October 2017 19: 47 New
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        Quote: dubovitskiy.1947
        Peter I would kick you with his cane


        Why are you sharing your wet teenage dreams here? Wrong resource.
  14. faiver 19 October 2017 12: 28 New
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    Romanov parasites dried out the archipelago, but it could easily be Russian