Norwegian Prime Minister: ”No signs of an increased security threat in the North”,

”We see no signs of an increased security threat in the North, not against Norway nor other countries,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor) when High North News met him at Nord University in Bodø, Northern Norway, last week.

The tense security situation in light of the Ukraine war was on the agenda when the Prime Minister addressed students at the university.

”We see no military threat to Norway. If one were in Ukraine a year ago, one would have reason to say that there was a threat to the country. At that time, there were 150 000 soldiers stationed at the border,” Støre said during his presentation. […]

”Have there been any changes to the threat level in the last few months?”

”Not in the big picture. It is known that Russia has moved a lot of military personnel from the High North to Ukraine and that it has been quite dramatic for them with many hurt and killed. Läs intervjun