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Russia has reduced its military presence on the border with Norway

Sep 17, 2023

Russia has withdrawn about 80% of its military forces from the border with Norway.


This was announced by the head of the Norwegian Defense Ministry, General Eirik Kristoffersen, RBC-Ukraine reports citing Reuters.

According to him, now in the Arctic, where the border between the countries lies, there are only 20% or even fewer Russians than there were before February 24, 2022. He noted that most of Russia's nuclear weapons are concentrated on the Kola Peninsula, as well as the Northern Fleet, which operates nuclear submarines.

With this in mind, Kristoffersen pointed out that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin "knows very well" that NATO is not a threat to Russia.

"If he believed that we were a threat to Russia, he could not have taken his troops out of there and sent them to Ukraine," the Norwegian defense minister said.

The publication notes that a similar situation is observed on the Russian border with Finland - now there are also fewer Russian troops there than there were before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/09/2023

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