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“The Arctic is getting tighter”: Norway has noticed an increase in Russia's military power

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“The Arctic is getting tighter”: Norway has noticed an increase in Russia's military power

The situation in the Arctic is becoming increasingly tense, Russia continues to build up forces in the north. Next year, the Northern Fleet of Russia will receive the status of a military district, which means the beginning of major exercises near the borders of Norway, says Katarzyna Zysk, professor of international relations and modern stories Institute for Defense Studies and Arctic Specialist in an article for the Norwegian publication NRK.


According to the author of the article, the Northern Fleet, having received the status of an independent military district, will become more independent militarily and will begin a series of strategic military exercises near the borders of Norway. Using these maneuvers, Russia will send a “certain message” to Western countries aimed at showing that Moscow is ready to fight for the Arctic. This will especially apply to the countries of the northern region.

This may mean larger scale exercises and exercises that will have both strategic and political consequences in the future.

- the author writes.

According to Zysk, although Russia declares that it intends to maintain good relations with its neighbors, security interests will be above all for it, therefore, an increase in tension at the border cannot be ruled out.

The author quotes a statement by Russian military expert Ivan Konovalov, who claimed that the Arctic has always been a militarized territory, and Russia is currently trying to restore its military presence in the North, lost after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The situation around the so-called battle for the Arctic is becoming increasingly tense. The protection of the Northern Sea Route is also important. You see, unfortunately, how other countries, especially the United States, say that this is not a Russian strategic highway, but publicly available. These are dangerous statements. We must protect what belongs to us

- leads Zysk statement Konovalov.

In her opinion, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Norway to balance Russia and the United States with NATO, especially since Moscow is paying more and more attention to the development of both defensive and offensive capabilities. In conclusion of her article, she calls on the Norwegian Ministry of Defense to pay more attention to the modernization of the Russian armed forces and to the buildup of forces in the Arctic region.
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  1. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 27 June 2020 16: 17 New
    +3
    in Norway noticed an increase in Russia's military power
    Well, not really at all in Norway
    claims Katarzyna Zysk,
    And the Polish runner on complementary feeding at the norgs - yes, she noticed. yes
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 27 June 2020 16: 49 New
      +6
      Polka tried to promote opinion from Washington in Norway. No more.
      1. Nemchinov Vl
        Nemchinov Vl 28 June 2020 22: 51 New
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        Quote: Sergey39
        Polka tried to promote opinion from Washington in Norway. No more.
        she has something with eyesight ... belay ., -
        “The Arctic is getting tighter”: in Norway, they noticed the growth of Russia's military power
        They didn’t even take part in the fleet (SF) of the second 22350 Kasatonova, but already "froze", and for a long time did not appear there: "Chabanenko", "Kharlamov", "Levchenko", and "Persistent" (BF) ...?! is it growth ?!, minus four, plus, while one "Pots" ?! or is she flattering us ?! .... request recourse
        1. Sergey39
          Sergey39 29 June 2020 01: 08 New
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          It’s not she who flatters us, but Washington crap, feeding all sorts of hamsters.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 27 June 2020 16: 50 New
      +5
      “The Arctic is getting tighter”: Norway has noticed an increase in Russia's military power
      Well, we’re doing it right yes . Why "count" the animals, running after them through the jungle, it is enough to put a reliable post near the "watering hole" and wait until they themselves come to the "registration" winked
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 27 June 2020 17: 31 New
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        Well, we’re doing it right

        DAM there "frolic" with Svalbard ... I did not inspect the GDP. Now the Norwegians on Spitsbergen are slowly becoming impudent, and with marine resources too ...
        And the fact that we are strengthening in the Arctic, so we should increase ... When we were on our knees - we were good for everyone ... when a drunk EBN conducted an orchestra in Berlin - it was a shame that ... words could not be conveyed. ..
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 27 June 2020 17: 54 New
          +4
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          DAM there "frolic" with Svalbard ...

          He has neither mind nor fantasy fool , correctly it was fused into a sinecure (SB).

          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Now the Norwegians on Spitsbergen are slowly becoming impudent, and with marine resources too ...
          I know that they conclude contracts for the capture of biological resources directly with local authorities (small nations), who use this privilege ... And, they slightly pressed from the federal center, right away human rights activists raised, supposedly they will oppress the peoples ...


          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          when a drunk EBN conducted an orchestra in Berlin - it was a shame that ... words could not be conveyed ...
          Similarly. He saw it on TV and almost dug it out of the window.
        2. Observer2014
          Observer2014 28 June 2020 02: 59 New
          -5
          DAM there "frolic" with Svalbard ... I did not check the GDP
          laughing laughing . What has the EBN done to you? Putin has appointed the receiver. Kayfuy. laughing DAM did not please? wassat laughing Duc whose tandem is it? laughingDo not forget about Rotenberg and Timchenko winkMIKHAN does not change. And even the cove does not take it. laughing
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 27 June 2020 17: 27 New
      +2
      This search seems to regret that Polyakhia is not located territorially in the place of Norway - as long as the herring could be fed apples lol
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 27 June 2020 16: 24 New
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    claims Katarzyna Zysk

    Polka? Poles? Shirring Norwegian?
    In conclusion of her article, she calls on the Norwegian Ministry of Defense to pay more attention to the modernization of the Russian armed forces and to the buildup of forces in the Arctic region.

    Professor of evidence, nothing else!
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 27 June 2020 16: 54 New
      +4
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      claims Katarzyna Zysk

      Polka? Poles? Shirring Norwegian?
      In conclusion of her article, she calls on the Norwegian Ministry of Defense to pay more attention to the modernization of the Russian armed forces and to the buildup of forces in the Arctic region.

      Professor of evidence, nothing else!

      Sometimes you look at some non-politicians, and you begin to understand that Sharikov still escaped from Professor Preobrazhensky ... And he successfully multiplied.
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 27 June 2020 17: 02 New
        +1
        Quote: Terenin
        And successfully propagated.

        So - not a mutant. Capable of self-production. recourse
        The professor is a genius! laughing
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 27 June 2020 17: 16 New
          +2
          Quote: Vasyan1971
          So - not a mutant. Capable of self-production.

          Judging by the minuses, they have a good scent.
  3. newcomer
    newcomer 27 June 2020 16: 28 New
    +2
    And why does she, this Zysk, not justify our attention to defense by the fact that NATO is 150km away. from our borders? In her, or their, common opinion, a normal dialogue means to lie under them and abandon our interests. And if we build up the power of our Armed Forces, then we defend our interests - that is, dialogue not according to their patterns, but according to our understanding. Yok Mokarek, always, when I read "works", "articles" of the local geniuses of all kinds of sciences, I think: you’re worthless the education there and morality. After all, I can’t imagine Pearl that it’s immoral that if we are ready for a dialogue, we must give up, if we build up the Armed Forces, then we threaten their measured life. And to speak on equal terms, taking into account our interests, did she have any thoughts?
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 27 June 2020 17: 07 New
      +1
      Quote: newbie
      And to speak on equal terms, taking into account our interests, did she have any thoughts?

      Because the phrase "We will defend and fight for our way of life" is entitled only to "progressive" and "exceptional." request
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 27 June 2020 16: 28 New
    +4
    The search is not to the north, but to the south you need to pay attention. In the streets of Oslo, Arabs walk more than Norwegians.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 27 June 2020 16: 29 New
    +2
    If the Norgs do not express particular concern openly, then the Poles do it for them! At the same time, giving their words the significance of a fait accompli, the Russians are definitely preparing to attack Norway ...........
    In Poland, we know better who we are preparing to attack
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 27 June 2020 17: 00 New
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      In Poland, we know better who we are preparing to attack

      What a visionary nation winked only after training with ... Ivan Susanin what
  6. poquello
    poquello 27 June 2020 16: 33 New
    0
    Well ett looking for someone, our fishermen are somehow calmer
    On October 15, the Russian trawler Electron, owned by the Murmansk private firm Korzh, was detained by a Norwegian coast guard vessel in a protected area off the coast of Svalbard. According to Norwegian data, Electron fished with the help of prohibited networks (the size of the trawl cells was smaller than it should be according to the rules). The trawler was escorted to one of the ports on the Svalbard archipelago. On the morning of October 17, two Norwegian fisheries inspectors boarded it. They identified a number of violations and invited the Russian sailors to follow to Kirkenes for further proceedings.
    The captain of "Electron" refused to obey the Norwegians, the trawler went into the open sea and headed for Murmansk. The planes and four ships of the Norwegian Navy went in pursuit. They overtook a trawler 270 miles from Murmansk. Norwegians didn’t shell or ram the ship; other attempts to stop the Electron did not bring any result. On October 20, the trawler entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation. On October 21, the Norwegian fish inspectors held hostage were transferred aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard ship.
    On October 24, in the Spitsbergen area near Bear Island, the trawler Dmitry Pokramovich and the refrigerator Captain Gorbachev were detained. The Norwegian authorities accused Russian fishermen of transshipment of fish in territorial waters without prior notice and fined them $ 330 thousand.
    This conflict is associated with the different approaches of Russia and Norway to the definition of the fishing zone of Spitsbergen. According to the Paris Treaty of 1920, signed by 40 countries, the waters around the archipelago are an area open to international fishing. However, in 1977, Norway unilaterally declared the 200-mile zone around Svalbard a fish protection zone. Of the countries party to the Paris Treaty, only two states recognized this zone - Canada and Finland. Since then, the arrests of Russian trawlers near Svalbard have taken place regularly (only Electron has been delayed there 11 times).
    (Kommersant)
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 27 June 2020 17: 09 New
      0
      A noble epic with Electron was. Constantly worked in the Norwegian zone. The most important thing is not to violate or violate, to be sure that they will not catch 146%. We always violated. Between us, our fishing "shed with an extension" was called a sports fishing steamer, caught letting go. That they didn’t have time to process everything, it’s all overboard. For 25 years, they have never caught it. As well as with unloading at Medvezhka, you need to draw up documents correctly. According to the maritraffic, there are full Russian ships in the Norwegian zone. Adequate taxes can be worked with.
  7. Klingon
    Klingon 27 June 2020 16: 38 New
    0
    Quote: Paranoid50
    in Norway noticed an increase in Russia's military power
    Well, not really at all in Norway
    claims Katarzyna Zysk,
    And the Polish runner on complementary feeding at the norgs - yes, she noticed. yes

    about the Polish runner straight from the tongue removed drinks
  8. Klingon
    Klingon 27 June 2020 16: 41 New
    +1
    in the sense they torn between the Russian Federation and the United States with NATO ?? Isn't Norway in NAT? as far as I know, Sweden and Finland are not in NAT and the norgi is just in NAT
  9. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 27 June 2020 16: 44 New
    +3
    Denounce the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Norway on the delimitation of sea spaces and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean of September 15, 2010. Under a 2010 agreement with Norway, Russia lost about 80 thousand kilometers of its territory and fishing in that area
    This was at the beginning of 2010, when Dmitry Medvedev was the president of Russia

    https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/06/13/za-chto-rossiya-otdala-norvegii-v-2010-godu-80-tysyach-km-svoey-territorii
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 27 June 2020 17: 02 New
      0
      Quote: To be or not to be
      Denounce a contract

      You need to look wider. Not to denounce, but to rewrite. Not to return the territory lost in 2010, but to return the original Russian territories, including Svalbard.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 27 June 2020 17: 58 New
      0
      Of course, I am against the Medvezhev Stoltenberg line. But it’s not so simple with it. Our goal was to get to the Norwegian technology of drilling at sea, drilling and underwater fittings. One of the estuaries at the bottom of what’s standing, a piece of iron from a five-story building. They didn’t succeed because of the sanction. I read the article is true in the first note of the Minister of Energy of Norway. So she shed crocodile tears that the Russians deceived. Industrial tidbits with gas were left to themselves. With fish, of course, a bummer. And so the cod walks from Lafoten in Norway to Teriberka on Kola. I remember the water business, I remember 86 g in the summer, bags near the trawls rallied from cod, 4 hours from Murmansk. Sanctions will end someday. The Norgs themselves will come to us.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 June 2020 16: 47 New
    +1
    A Polish Norwegian, if they listen to such, Norway disappeared. At one time in Bergen sitting in a park with friends on a bench, he looked at a woman passing by. And said if the true Norges were like that, the country disappeared. A true Norwegian was blacker than night. they also differ in color, this one was black. She definitely didn’t know the Russian language: I learned a lot about myself and Russia from her in English. She continued to tell me how good I was until I hid behind the hangar. We returned to the parachute across the bridge over the bay , for me, at a terrible height. So on both sides of the bridge the sound-reflecting screens were broken from beginning to end, the bridge was 700 meters long. We thought that they would accept more emigrants and they would be happy. And so the norgs are great guys. Besides the skiers, of course. rock this week with a pitchfork in one place to pick.
  11. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 June 2020 17: 30 New
    +1
    here, and a new diagnosis in Russophobia appears "brain search" !!! lol
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 June 2020 17: 33 New
    0
    I don’t understand something, some are yelling, the Russians have lost military power by 60%, others are yelling, the Russians are the very best. You western chatterboxes. somehow decide. fool
  13. Poetry
    Poetry 27 June 2020 17: 42 New
    0
    Poor Norwegians. Let them stock up on diapers and salmon.
  14. wow
    wow 27 June 2020 17: 43 New
    0
    This Katarina would be engaged in children and grandchildren .... And would not climb into the Arctic, it’s cold there.
  15. Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 27 June 2020 19: 28 New
    0
    In her view, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Norway to balance Russia and the US with NATO

    Che complicated? Quit NATO, declare total neutrality, remove American military elements from its territory, and sleep peacefully
    1. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 28 June 2020 22: 42 New
      0
      Quote: Imperial Technocrat
      In her view, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Norway to balance Russia and the US with NATO

      Che complicated? Quit NATO, declare total neutrality, remove American military elements from its territory, and sleep peacefully
      and immediately to the CSTO ....
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 June 2020 03: 00 New
    0
    “In the Arctic it’s getting tighter”: in Norway noticed an increase military power of Russia
    Wow!!! A Norgy is not related by blood, by chance, with eeeeeesttttooooonnnstststststsaaammmmmiii? laughing
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 28 June 2020 07: 21 New
      0
      They’re not relatives, they just think what to say before. The Polish girl is not in the topic. Gazprom used the former Navy base in Norway as a long-term lease. Kirkines city is half Russian. Russians bought half of the retail space and firms. In the 2000s they bought Kirkines could be called to Russia via MTS and Megafon. Our networks "accidentally" covered Kirkines from their territory. The probabilities are probably the most adequate from Europe, except for the Finns, of course. They know how to count money. They don’t look at the state department and allow the lane in their
      The terrestrial waters of Novoteku liquefied gas to other sides, after which our gas turns from dictatorial to democratic. Where it goes, maybe in Poland too. The Baltic states have been given this a couple of times for sure. .