Russia condemns US presence in Norway

The Russian FM strongly condemned the US instruction to send a squadron to Jan Mayen in November. Moscow also does worry about the Norwegian cooperation with foreign states, Reuters reported.

«The sheer fact of the possible presence of the U.S. Air Force on the island, albeit occasional, is alarming,» the Ministry said in the statement. «We hope Oslo will be responsible and far-sighted in building its policy in the north and will refrain from actions that undermine regional stability and damage bilateral relations.»

The Air Force examined the capability of Jan Nayan’s airbase to deal with the American C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft and, thereby, worsened relations with Russia.

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