Scandal with Russian ships accessing NATO submarine base in Norway is gaining momentum

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In the “friendly family”, NATO is gaining momentum scandal related to the Norwegian submarine base Olavsvern. This facility, located near the city of Tromsø, was part of NATO.

Scandal with Russian ships accessing NATO submarine base in Norway is gaining momentum




In the 2009 year, Olavsvern was transferred to the balance sheet of the Norwegian government with the cost of servicing up to 4 billion local crowns (about 30 billion rubles). After 4, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense decided it was unprofitable to maintain this facility on 100% state support and implemented a deal that is now called strange in NATO. The object was actually turned into a business project, two-thirds of the shares of which were sold to a civil company.

Thus, through the Norwegian Organization of Defense Logistics, control over two-thirds of the assets of the military base was obtained by Wilhelmsen. At the same time, the deal for a private trader was significantly cheaper than the face value - 38 million NOK (277 million rubles).

After that, the United States and Britain sounded the alarm. Allegedly, Russian research vessels began to enter the former NATO submarine base. In Norway, they were silent for a long time.

Now the Norwegian press has decided to raise this issue - more than 6 years after the mentioned deal. It is noted that "the Russians through a private company gained access to the base, part of which continued to be under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense and was used in the interests of the North Atlantic Alliance." It is added that "the Russians could install their special equipment at the military base."

Edition Aftenposten claims that the Norwegian authorities are trying to relieve themselves of responsibility. So, it is stated that the Ministry of Defense notes the impossibility to fully control the activities of foreign citizens in Olavsvern after the bulk of the assets passed into the hands of a private company. At the same time, it was added that the object became “completely civilian”.

The mentioned Norwegian publication noted that as far back as 2015, Wilhelmsen was transferred to the armed forces, however, the Norwegian Armed Forces headquarters refused to comment on the situation with the status of Olavsvern and the “activity of the Russian courts”.
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    1. +13
      3 September 2019
      "Money does not smell", this saying of Vespasian will be relevant as long as money exists.
      1. +3
        3 September 2019
        It’s interesting that our civil project is being implemented there?)
        1. 0
          3 September 2019
          Quote: krot
          It’s interesting that our civil project is being implemented there?)

          In 2009, Olavsvern was accepted on the balance sheet of the Norwegian government with the cost of servicing up to 4 billion local crowns (about 30 billion rubles).

          For such a lot of money, they will probably implement nito. Another question is whether civil.
          1. +13
            3 September 2019
            Quote: Vasyan1971
            Another question is whether civil.

            Of course, civil. Yes Again - the Geographical Society. wink laughing
            1. +5
              4 September 2019
              Clear business - the civil project, the president of the Russian Geographical Society - Shoigu S.K.
        2. +8
          3 September 2019
          Penguins believe this is very important for the country :)
      2. +1
        3 September 2019
        Quote: Nycomed
        "Money doesn't smell"

        oh well, this is now a frog cheated, and the question of the appropriateness of this collective gangsterism is quite relevant
      3. +2
        4 September 2019
        Used paper money when it accumulates quite a lot of stink davolno thoroughly. My mother at one time worked at the checkout.
      4. 0
        4 September 2019
        news with a "smell" - this button accordion / scandal is 3-4 years old
      5. 0
        4 September 2019
        Bitcoins definitely don't smell.
    2. +24
      3 September 2019
      Actually an old story. But you can laugh at the situation.
      1. +1
        3 September 2019
        And someone dares to say that we have a mess in the power and army))) We are still far from this.
    3. +4
      3 September 2019
      As usual, the cunning Russians are to blame. laughing
      I’m sure if some NATO member had bought something similar under similar conditions, all NATO would have burst into tears of emotion, and then they would have sold it to themselves legally. Now nervous. It happens ... they survive, I think ....
      1. +5
        3 September 2019
        As far as I know, Wilhelmsen is a marine corporation, in particular its well-known Wilhelmsen Ship Management division is a ship owner and engaged in the recruitment of marine personnel. For the first time I hear that the corporation was "bought by the military".
        1. 0
          3 September 2019
          Quote: Monster_Fat
          As far as I know, Wilhelmsen is a marine corporation, in particular its well-known Wilhelmsen Ship Management division is a ship owner and engaged in the recruitment of marine personnel. For the first time I hear that the corporation was "bought by the military".

          In the process, they are traded on the stock exchange, the ransom of such a ship manager by the military would not have gone quietly, all the media would have trumpeted What they managed to dig on their website about Olavsvern:
          Press release | 02. Sep 2019

          Olavsvern to be made available for new military activities
          WilNor Governmental Services AS (WGS) has secured a right to buy 66% of the shares in Olavsvern Group AS. Through this investment, the former military base Olavsvern, located outside of Tromsø in northern Norway, will be made available to the Norwegian Armed Forces, allies and commercial companies.
    4. +1
      3 September 2019
      Are you completely "afraid"?
    5. +3
      3 September 2019
      Allegedly, Russian research vessels began to enter the former NATO submarine base.


      The phrase is top. Peaceful research vessels.
      1. +1
        3 September 2019
        And everything is in the "citizen". good
        1. +1
          3 September 2019
          Quote: Nycomed
          And everything is in the "citizen". good

    6. +37
      3 September 2019
      Norwegian authorities are trying to relieve themselves of responsibility

      Immediately:
      1. US sanctions against Norway.
      2. IOC sanctions against the Norwegian "asthmatics" -the Olympians.
      3. Feed the king of Norway "newbie" with buckwheat porridge.
      4. Withdraw all Norwegian money held in American banks.
      5. Ban Europe from using Norwegian gas.
      6. Declare the Norwegian government a bloody totalitarian regime.
      Well, on the little things something ...
      1. +11
        3 September 2019
        Wow, "Dr. Barmaley", I give you a standing ovation,
        You are just a ready (at least) senator of the United States, I find your project simply a masterpiece!

        I hope he will be noticed who follows, approve, and you will get a big bonus!))
      2. +7
        3 September 2019
        Quote: Dr. Barmaley
        Well, on the little things something ...

        f35 not to sell
        1. +1
          4 September 2019
          but it’s too late !!! no return !!!
      3. +2
        3 September 2019
        What bloodthirsty you are, however! It’s not for you to blame Russia, it’s Europe, vassals, toadies, mongrels. They need to be protected. And if offended? Who will be a friendly pack of yapping?
      4. +4
        3 September 2019
        Forgot about the missile defense ring around Norway, aimed at protecting against polar bears in the Arctic laughing
      5. +5
        3 September 2019
        ... and the little things:
        7. Trump offers to buy Norway wink laughing
      6. +1
        3 September 2019
        Quote: Dr. Barmaley
        Immediately:

        It turns out that they didn’t just drown the frigate ... wassat
        1. 0
          4 September 2019
          smart people have long said
      7. -1
        4 September 2019
        It’s a lot and difficult .. it’s easier to do better ... to appoint Medvedev as the Prime Minister of Norway .. and as a bonus to Chubais and Kudrin .. on finances ... good
    7. +1
      3 September 2019
      Well, what are they twitching? Immediately without options - or the insidious Putin tricked the top-secret NATO base ... Or the treacherous Putin tricked the Norwegian budget into leaving without the money they needed.
      And so and so - Putin is managing events in Norway. Relax, Norwegians, stir up the gay parade there, chtol ... Anyway, Putin rules you wink
    8. +3
      3 September 2019
      Here is a classic example of western gouging. And then all Russia and Russia.
    9. +1
      3 September 2019
      Who paid for the base?
    10. +3
      3 September 2019
      I didn’t understand - is it a functioning submarine base or a museum like Balaclava?
      1. +6
        3 September 2019
        As far as I know, the entire territory of the abandoned base was bought out. There are several berths and warehouses, they were the reason for the purchase. And the underground tunnel for submarines is just an appendage. It is partially used for storage.
    11. +4
      3 September 2019
      Much ado about nothing. In the Norwegian media, there is a shortage of sensations and they chew on an old gum. Why do we need this old, abandoned base, what kind of special equipment, what "activity of Russian courts"? Don't bother, Norwegians, no one needs you to conquer you - the time will come, you will fall under the winner with songs and dances ..
    12. +5
      3 September 2019
      Well, we have the port of Murmansk. Foreign ships come in, they go through the whole Kola Bay where, at every turn, there is a base of some ships. and Severomorsk is generally in full view
    13. +1
      3 September 2019
      Sold, rejoice! Look at how many abandoned bases and military towns across the country are in use in our country. Equipment is changing, infrastructure for it is changing. Example: In our forest, 12 km from the city, there was a long-wave communication relay station. There is a two-story building, own power station, staff villages + a small part of the guard. Transistor semiconductors arrived, two houses remained from the village, personnel and guards were already taken from the city. Computer microcircuits came, the village is gone, the relay building takes up some kind of forestry office .Only two masts of a hundred meters remained and such a plain container of 40k tonnik and a security post with machine gunners from the urban part of the Russian Guard. Everything overgrows with forest.
      PS: You still have to sell everything to yours.
    14. +5
      3 September 2019
      And what? Miniature underwater drones are hunters, this is not such a distant future.
      Reporting (possible) of the Norwegian media: ".... the time will come and a swarm of Russian underwater drones will break out of the gloomy underground tunnels of Olavsvern to tightly block the passage for NATO ships carrying a load of democratic values ​​from the Atlantic to the North of Russia ...." All this against the background of pictures of missile launches from surface and submarine ships of Russia, as well as archival footage of Putin in naval uniform and binoculars, vigilantly peering somewhere beyond the horizon. Conclusion: it's time to come to the negotiating table. laughing
      Useful asset for us, this base!
      1. 0
        3 September 2019
        Just do not, as the youth expresses it today, spoiler! laughing
        1. 0
          3 September 2019
          Another option: gloomy fiords covered with radioactive ash, melted rocks and a long line of Norwegians to the field kitchen at the checkpoint of the Russian "scientific" base ... wink
    15. +1
      3 September 2019
      They don’t wave their fists after the fight!
    16. +1
      3 September 2019
      If you get access, it means well done. Our scouts still have a lot of work, especially in the scientific and technical part.
    17. Mwg
      0
      3 September 2019
      And again "Russian submarines in the Swedish fjords", only now in the Norwegian ...
    18. +1
      4 September 2019
      If the Americans want to buy Greenland, why not buy Norway Norway. It is possible in parts or in bulk.
    19. 0
      4 September 2019
      It is added that "the Russians could install their special equipment at the military base."

      If not installed and not mined - strip posts and ranks. hi
    20. 0
      4 September 2019
      For some reason, I immediately remembered the submarine base in Pavlovsk in the Primorsky Territory. There, probably under Stalin’s rule, they began to make a hole in the horn for the submarine to enter and in case of war, the emergency command post of the Pacific Fleet headquarters. It was all very secret, the hump was covered with barbed wire, ground by cars they exported them strictly at night. They didn’t even let us into the submarines. We finished it just before Yeltsin came to power. And in 1991, the Americans were invited to this secret site for an excursion, dressed them in new alpacas, showed all the secrets, and how the friendly owners pumped their awl. And here from some ancient long-declassified Norwegian base there is so much noise.
    21. +1
      4 September 2019
      Quote: Voyager
      ... and the little things:
      7. Trump offers to buy Norway

      8. Shoigu offers to sell Norway

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