Warsaw Institute: In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, Russians will take Svalbard


The Warsaw Institute, founded in 2014 and a Polish think tank actively contributing to NATO policy, publishes material on Russia and Norway. Analysts at this institute are "worried" that Russia is "militarizing" the Arctic.


An article in the Warsaw Institute published in the Polish press stated that Russia is putting pressure on Norway to strengthen its position in the Spitsbergen archipelago.

From the article:

The archipelago is not of great economic value, but for the Russian military it is an important point on the map of the Arctic, intensely militarized by Moscow. Svalbard - on the basis of an agreement - is a demilitarized zone where entrepreneurial activity is permitted. In addition to Norway, only Russia conducts such activities in the archipelago. And Moscow is trying to use the opportunity to increase its presence on Spitsbergen.

The material says that in the event of an armed conflict with NATO, the Russians will take control of the islands.

From the material of the Warsaw Institute:

By installing radars and missile systems there, the Russians will strengthen the counter zone and limit the space for maneuver of NATO forces in the Barents Sea near the main bases of the North fleet.

The article talks about the fact that the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the actions of the official Oslo, trying to limit Russian activities in Svalbard. At the Warsaw Institute, statements by the Russian Foreign Ministry were called "Russian provocation."

Warsaw Institute:

Tensions can increase even more when NATO exercises take place in Norway in March. In previous years, the Russians have already tried to thwart the Alliance’s similar efforts in the Arctic region.
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  1. Arlen 19 February 2020 08: 23 New
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    At the Warsaw Institute, statements by the Russian Foreign Ministry were called "Russian provocation."

    The provocation is just the Warsaw Institute and is engaged in publishing such provocative material.
    1. Dmitry Donskoy 19 February 2020 08: 38 New
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      Analysts also need to work out their bread. And what is better on sale? Correct Russophobia. And Poles for happiness to bark at Russia. hi
      1. Kostyar 19 February 2020 11: 15 New
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        Psheki, like a plug in one place .....
        1. krot 19 February 2020 20: 48 New
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          In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, the Russians will take Svalbard

          In the event of armed conflict, the Russians will take the whole continent! soldier
    2. Sergey Olegovich 19 February 2020 12: 37 New
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      Poland and provocation with a lie go hand in hand.
  2. volodimer 19 February 2020 08: 23 New
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    Oh, these Polish analysts, then we want to capture the Baltic states, now we need Svalbard ... Do not row around our borders and sleep peacefully!
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich 19 February 2020 08: 36 New
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      Fighters of the virtual fronts. No wonder they have good video games.
    2. Grits 19 February 2020 09: 02 New
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      Saying "Russians are militarizing the Arctic" is like saying "The British are militarizing the British Isles." Yes, we just live here in the Arctic! And, accordingly, we protect our territories. And if the adversary shouts that he is “militarizing”, this means that he is well guarded.
      1. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 15 New
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        Do not understand them ever ...
        1. major147 19 February 2020 10: 48 New
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          Quote: cniza
          Do not understand them ever ...

          And to us this:
          Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland): There was no whirlwind, and plans to undermine the sights of Krakow are a myth.
          Historian and Krakov local historian Andrzej Chwalba, meanwhile, recalls that there is no historical evidence for the existence of Major Whirlwind. There is no evidence that this figure was anything more than the fruit of Soviet propaganda.
          “The Germans did not intend to blow up either the Juliusz Slowacki Theater or the main building of the Jagiellonian University,” explains Professor Hwalba. Etc
          1. cniza 19 February 2020 20: 36 New
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            Yes, after some time they completely change everything ...
      2. bessmertniy 19 February 2020 09: 17 New
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        Something does not understand these Poles - or do they also want to mine coal on Svalbard !? what So here it is not enough for everyone. request
  3. rocket757 19 February 2020 08: 24 New
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    The Warsaw Institute, founded in 2014 and a Polish think tank, is actively

    It’s clear with them, just to ACTIVE blather ...
    1. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 14 New
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      They want to steer in Europe, and here they are training.
      1. rocket757 19 February 2020 09: 20 New
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        I want to? It will seem like ... these "taxied" to the steering wheel and will not be let close, too "high" opinions about their abilities in the "old gayrop"!
        1. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 21 New
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          Not with the Poles this does not happen, they just lose their country, but Wishlist remain with them. lol
          1. rocket757 19 February 2020 09: 28 New
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            Shlyakhsky ambition ... this is not even a joke, it is an order of magnitude "more fun"! wassat
      2. Air force 19 February 2020 10: 59 New
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        It’s true that they don’t see the helm as their ears, the owner inspires them with a disease that they are important, and they do it, think of something about themselves, dream, get puffed, and their poor fellows as always “merge” and share if necessary, in principle, how and the rest of the "Young Europeans." PS In general, that the Poles with the Lithuanians, that the Estonians well, etc. they draw plans for future wars, relying on wars of the past, they cannot understand, maybe they don’t want that if the conflict between Russia and NATO starts, everything will be completely different, after the action of the nuclear triads, Spitsbergen will not need to be captured, who will remain more or less intact, if necessary, they will take this archipelago for nothing and that’s all, it’s true who is who, but those countries on whose land there will be American bases will not see this, well, or at least they won’t be at all. It is not given to them to understand the power of a future conflict, for example, to take Estonia, it also makes all sorts of plans, what’s going to do, how it will be, and it has armed forces of 6 and 400 in reserve, what is it all about? Without a strategic nuclear weapon, their brains cannot understand that there is one salvo, but that there is a salvo, one missile can deprive them not only of the entire army, but of all the reservists combined. So they play soldiers, draw all sorts of plans. The Poles, of course, are cooler than the Estonians, but it is difficult to model a future global conflict without the arsenal of strategic offensive weapons in Russia.
  4. Uncle lee 19 February 2020 08: 24 New
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    And what does Warsaw and Svalbard have to do with it? ANALYTICS, damn it!
    1. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 13 New
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      And to be clever? hi
  5. Ros 56 19 February 2020 08: 29 New
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    And we’ll ruin Poland to a heap. Poles they in Africa Poles.
    1. Grits 19 February 2020 09: 04 New
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      Quote: Ros 56
      And we’ll ruin Poland to a heap.

      In in. In the event of war, we take Spitsbergen, and at the same time take Poland. To not walk twice.
  6. Ka-52 19 February 2020 08: 41 New
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    Analysts at this institute are “worried” about

    Svalbard is the only Russian village around the mine. That’s the whole "militarization". But at the Poles themselves there is a station that can transmit meteorological data in PM and at the request of the military.
    1. Grits 19 February 2020 09: 07 New
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      Svalbard is the only Russian village around the mine. That’s the whole "militarization". But at the Poles themselves there is a station that can transmit meteorological data in PM and at the request of the military.

      There are two Russian villages - Barentsburg and Pyramid. Only one is preserved. And in Barentsburg, there is precisely our weather station. Somehow, in the glorious city of Arkhangelsk, I was doing practical training, studying as a meteorologist. So I came across (vodka drank) with the men who just worked at this station on Spitsbergen.
      1. Ka-52 19 February 2020 09: 54 New
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        There are two Russian villages - Barentsburg and Pyramid. Only one canned

        that's why I write that ONE. After the closure of the mine, all life stopped there. And now the whole Pyramid has been reduced to a small tourist point. Therefore, what is the point of mentioning it as the village?
  7. Lamata 19 February 2020 08: 41 New
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    The feeling that they just crave an attack by the Russian Federation on themselves, dream !!!
  8. Crimean partisan 1974 19 February 2020 08: 43 New
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    Yeah. ... one thing is curious, it’s not a pity for someone to finance such oligophrenic analysis institutes. so presumably better take care of yourself. because if we continue to argue for yields of potatoes and wheat, we don’t see five-year-old donkeys. trample clean
  9. Machete 19 February 2020 08: 46 New
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    In an armed conflict with NATO, Russia will immediately capture Papua New Guinea.
    Analitegi are mistaken.
    1. Grits 19 February 2020 09: 12 New
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      Quote: Machete
      In an armed conflict with NATO, Russia will immediately capture Papua New Guinea.
      Analitegi are mistaken.

      Exactly - it's warmer there.
      My former boss, when I was working in the Arctic, when I had to walk down the street in frost, snow, wind and snowstorm, always swearing and cursing. Like, like this, at a time when all normal European powers in the era of great geographical discoveries discovered warm seas and islands, the Russians opened ... the North !!! Once in a life they sailed south, and then discovered - Antarctica!
      1. Lamata 19 February 2020 09: 22 New
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        Bravo, Bravissimo hi
  10. sergo1914 19 February 2020 08: 50 New
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    Why take it right away? They won’t take it. A referendum will be held. And Svalbard "will return to their native harbor." There is a difference. More careful with terminology.
    1. DMoroz 19 February 2020 08: 57 New
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      More careful with terminology.
      Then Grumant ... hi
      1. sergo1914 19 February 2020 09: 02 New
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        Quote: DMoroz
        More careful with terminology.
        Then Grumant ... hi


        Somehow I was kindly fanned over Grumant here. The fifth column is tenacious.
        1. DMoroz 19 February 2020 09: 06 New
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          So, the number of backorders for any reason on the site has recently grown significantly ...
        2. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 10 New
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          Few people remember what this means for Russia ...
  11. Mountain shooter 19 February 2020 08: 55 New
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    Why take grumant? They themselves will give up when they lose Iceland ... Clancy's Poles have read ... "The Red Heat" ... When the reason for the Soviet attack on Europe was LACK of fuel due to sabotage at the Tyumen refinery !!! The same nonsense, though talented!
  12. mark1 19 February 2020 08: 56 New
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    in case of armed conflict with NATO.
    the last thing the Warsaw Institute needs to do is mourn the islands. Let the shortage of white slippers also think about the soul.
  13. Xnumx vis 19 February 2020 09: 01 New
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    Nevertheless, it is not bad to place the SS-400 and the Bastions there. The islands are strategically important, another thing is that in a conflict with NATO there are much more primary tasks. Not until Svalbard ...
  14. sleeve 19 February 2020 09: 04 New
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    Wow. The first step to the abolition of the demilitarization of the archipelago? Given their tendency to ignore international treaties, it is quite realistic after a massive hysteria. Well, the NATO bastion in the Arctic as a result. What a lovely guys.
  15. cniza 19 February 2020 09: 07 New
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    Warsaw Institute: In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, Russians will take Svalbard


    What for? belay They did not try to answer this question. lol
    1. Chaldon48 19 February 2020 09: 28 New
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      Why why to scare the remnants of NATO from there.
  16. rotmistr60 19 February 2020 09: 10 New
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    I would not be surprised if Warsaw soon voiced its territorial claims to the Arctic. It is striking that not a single little-bit-touted event related to Russia remains without a Polish commentary on the advice to Europe and NATO. So you want to feel like the navel of Europe that they can’t eat.
    in the event of an armed conflict with NATO, Russians will take control of the islands
    On this basis, NATO, even in this case, will not be able to prevent Russia? So why bother with this whole garden with the “Russian threat” if you don’t even know how to answer it?
    1. aszzz888 19 February 2020 09: 34 New
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      rotmistr60 (Gennady) Today, 09: 10
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      I would not be surprised if Warsaw soon voiced its territorial claims to the Arctic. It is striking that not a single little-bit-touted event related to Russia remains without a Polish commentary on the advice to Europe and NATO. So you want to feel like the navel of Europe that they can’t eat. ...
      They lowered the mongrel from the leash, so it barks and justifies its grub. wink
  17. aszzz888 19 February 2020 09: 32 New
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    The Warsaw Institute, founded in 2014 and a Polish think tank, actively promoting NATO policy
    That’s all said. It is clear where the wind blows from the slop on the fan.
  18. Zeev Zeev 19 February 2020 09: 52 New
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    I would like to know how this is possible purely technically?
  19. orionvitt 19 February 2020 10: 01 New
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    that in the event of an armed conflict with NATO, the Russians will take control of the islands.
    In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, Russia will take a lot of control. I will not list, the list is large. And some people, by the way (the most barking and kakachie), may lose their statehood, in the sense that they imagine it.
  20. faterdom 19 February 2020 10: 42 New
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    We better capture the Warsaw Institute. We need his talented scientists. At work in the mines of Svalbard.
  21. alex007i 19 February 2020 11: 01 New
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    Warsaw Institute: In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, Russians will take Svalbard


    The Russians will take the moon in case of conflict, the moon.
  22. Lelek 19 February 2020 12: 18 New
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    The material says that in the event of an armed conflict with NATO, the Russians will take control of the islands.

    Yes Yes. As soon as we get out of bed in the morning, we immediately think - whether to take Svalbard for us, and to add Papua New Guinea. And what is it, we’ve planted our little man - Limbopo - Aibolit as the president, tomorrow we’ll put there the S-800 with nuclear warheads aimed at Warsaw, then you’ll dance, hateful panism, whistle to you and your “Nate”. Wait. hi
  23. NF68 19 February 2020 15: 16 New
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    Russia has no other business. They sleep and dreams see how they take Svalbard, and everything else is sideways.
  24. iouris 19 February 2020 15: 44 New
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    And they won’t take Warsaw?
  25. ugol2 19 February 2020 22: 36 New
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    Warsaw Institute:
    In the event of an armed conflict with NATO, the Russians will take the Warsaw Institute!
    Well, give us some money ... crying