Norwegian intelligence report on “Russian threat” criticized

Norwegian intelligence report on “Russian threat” criticized

Norway has criticized the latest Norwegian intelligence report, in which Russia and China are called the main threats. According to Julie Wilhelmsen, a senior fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Policy (NUPI), the country's authorities intentionally "paint the image of the enemy," while Russia is forced to respond to NATO actions. This is written by the Norwegian media.


Norwegian intelligence released the Fokus 2020 report, which outlines current security challenges. According to Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lund, the head of the Military Intelligence Service, Russia and China are the main threats to Norway.

The factors most affecting Norway's perception of threats come from Russia and China. The intelligence services of Russia and China invade all sectors of their society. This is not a transitional phase. Russian and Chinese regimes are different, but both are moving in a more authoritarian direction

- he said.

Senior Norwegian Institute for Foreign Policy Institute (NUPI) Julie Wilhelmsen, who specializes in Russian foreign and security policy, strongly disagrees with the Norwegian intelligence report. In her opinion, Norway has a one-sided approach to Russia and China, paying attention only to the modernization of the armed forces, military exercises, etc. At the same time, Norwegian intelligence does not want to consider the actions of the United States and NATO, which, by their approach to the borders of Russia, provoke retaliatory actions.

On the other hand, according to Wilhelmsen's critical report, both sides use propaganda to foment warlike moods. NATO is frightened by "Russian aggression", calling for arming itself against Russia, and in Russia itself, they are frightened by NATO, calling for the same.

At the same time, she admits that Russia does not in any way threaten Norway, but only reacts to external threats.

I believe Russia is trying to restrain the forces of NATO, which settled in Poland and the Baltic states, but I do not think that it intends to appropriate a part of the territories of these countries or Norway. She pursues a kind of aggressive defense policy

- said Wilhelmsen, adding that she calls for a broader look at the problems that have arisen, and not read "one-sided reports that do not reflect the essence of what is happening."
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  1. Victor_B 18 February 2020 09: 51 New
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    Norway criticized the latest Norwegian intelligence report, in which Russia and China.
    China is preparing to attack not defenseless Norway !!!
    Where is this world?
    1. bessmertniy 18 February 2020 10: 12 New
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      The Vikings froze their brains. fool Or they threw some money to shake antiquity about the "Soviet threat" in a new format. negative
    2. knn54 18 February 2020 10: 28 New
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      The Norwegian report repeats the Estonian, both in meaning and in terms. Like a carbon copy from a “certain” original.
    3. vkl.47 18 February 2020 11: 31 New
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      Your words yes NATU in ears
  2. Thrall 18 February 2020 09: 51 New
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    What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile
    1. Victor_B 18 February 2020 09: 54 New
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      Quote: Thrall
      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs?

      China?
    2. Svarog 18 February 2020 09: 58 New
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      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile

      It shows the direction from where the threat comes .. and in response they also show the direction .. where should it go ..
      1. 2 Level Advisor 18 February 2020 10: 42 New
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        But does the “Viking” have a “Kalash” hanging? wink
        1. Private-K 18 February 2020 13: 24 New
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          The picture is not Norwegian. And not the Swedes. And not the Finns.
          Norwegians have an HK416 machine mod.
      2. Lamata 18 February 2020 10: 56 New
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        Isn’t she?
    3. Ros 56 18 February 2020 10: 00 New
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      Well, you can’t be so .... direct, is it not visible, they are posing for the photographer. fool
    4. Terenin 18 February 2020 10: 04 New
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      Quote: Thrall
      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile


      That they, in Russia, have long been waiting for colleagues. Bored without virgins. Wellcome, pliz wink .

    5. Amateur 18 February 2020 10: 09 New
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      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile

      Like what? “Over there, for many, many miles, there is Korea, where dogs are eaten. And next to it is China, which sleeps and sees how it would be poorer to attack poor Norway, although for now it is not clear why.
      But there is hope that Mr. Stoltenberg will come up with it sooner or later. "
    6. Ka-52 18 February 2020 10: 12 New
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      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs?

      what viking? This is some kind of a domestic warrior, probably from some sort of Zlatoust or Voronezh. Can't you distinguish Kalashnikov and the Arctic form of the RF Armed Forces?


    7. aszzz888 18 February 2020 10: 34 New
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      Thrall Today, 09: 51
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      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile
      Something seems to me, in the photo our fighters ... wink And Husky - they are everywhere Husky.
    8. Alexanast 18 February 2020 10: 36 New
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      What can show ... husky sled dogs?


      I think ... Gopher .. bully
    9. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 10: 49 New
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      Quote: Thrall
      What can a Viking show in a camouflage to husky sled dogs? smile

      Is that a viking?
    10. hydrox 18 February 2020 10: 54 New
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      The Viking gives target designation: “Here the Russians have a warehouse with a good yukola which they themselves will never give to you!
      It will be necessary to TAKE this object and take up a circular defense there, until the Americans come up! "
      And the dogs object: "The Americans will not come - we will be on foreign territory!"
      "Let's not take the object, even if the yukola is from salmon!"
      Viking: "You gave the oath to the Norwegian people!"
      And the dogs: "People don’t eat yukola without vodka, but they don’t pour us!"
      1. KCA
        KCA 18 February 2020 12: 41 New
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        Husky after hundreds of years of selective selection can only rush at a person and lick him up to lose orientation in space, but not bite, in the North the selection is simple, aggressive dog just shoot, no one will bring up, only feed the feed
    11. vkl.47 18 February 2020 11: 33 New
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      Yeah. Our Viking with Kalash))
      1. hydrox 18 February 2020 16: 50 New
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        And here is someone who will tell us why the Finns have been producing this machine gun under the NATO cartridge for 74 years (calling it, however, an assault rifle), which has a reputation as the best in the world in quality (by the way, and the most expensive!)?
  3. Killemall 18 February 2020 09: 56 New
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    A voice crying in the wilderness ... Some senior researcher there ... some institute out there ... who cares about the conclusions of this marginal? There is an updated trend - Russia, China - are toxic, and everyone will light up this topic ...
  4. faterdom 18 February 2020 09: 59 New
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    Well, yes, since ancient times China has yanked at the Norwegian fjords ... Since Shi Huangdi torn to pieces the hard Harold Severe ...
  5. Arlen 18 February 2020 10: 00 New
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    Senior Research Fellow Strongly Disagrees with Norwegian Intelligence Report

    There is no sense in the fact that a researcher criticized the report. The policy of NATO because of this criticism towards Russia will not change.
    1. g1washntwn 18 February 2020 10: 07 New
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      This is normal. Politicians voice all the arguments, and the military only ultima ratio regum, because they themselves are such a "last argument".
  6. rocket757 18 February 2020 10: 04 New
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    According to Julie Wilhelmsen, a senior fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Policy (NUPI), the country's authorities deliberately "paint the image of the enemy", while Russia is forced to respond to NATO actions. This is written by the Norwegian media.

    What is wrong with their senior researcher !!! Separ or quilted jacket, no other way. Atu him, put into the pen.
    They will hound, I can’t get on .... they have the same Western, "enlightened" dermocracy.
  7. Vladimir61 18 February 2020 10: 07 New
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    Is this the sunset of the CIA, NSA, Mossad, MI-6, BND and others? Funny, but the fact of the activity of the "northern" intelligence, it seems! The Netherlands also distinguished itself by the Boeing shot down over Donbass - not a single “standing” intelligence of the world provided any evidence, although the “diapers” tried to get something in there, they say, “we have, but not say,” but these, only that revealed - for the Ukrainian "Tor" s, which were located in the anti-terrorist operation zone, the downed Boeing was out of reach.
  8. rotmistr60 18 February 2020 10: 46 New
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    Russia in no way threatens Norway, but only responds to external threats
    This is too tricky for Norwegian intelligence. The CIA passed an order to loudly name the enemies No. 1 guided by the words of Pompeo. So they gave birth to their report. As they used to say in Soviet times: "The party said it was necessary, the Komsomol answered yes!"
  9. Vasyan1971 18 February 2020 10: 47 New
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    The factors most affecting Norway’s perception of threats come from Russia and China.

    Fashion trend and nothing more.
  10. Lamata 18 February 2020 10: 57 New
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    What prevented us from trying to overcome the financial mark in 1945? So no, they still paid extra for property damage to taxes.
  11. qaz
    qaz 18 February 2020 14: 03 New
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    China threatens Norway ... Do they have a common border?
    1. Lamata 18 February 2020 18: 04 New
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      Yes, the Norwegians on the edge of the earth a lot of things