Norway rejected sanctions against Russia due to fish exports

Summary

Norway stopped fish exports to Russia, but was not able to find an alternative market, which resulted in big losses for the country’s economy and, subsequently, in the lifting of the sanctions. If Norway suffered from the sanctions imposed on Russia, so will Georgia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin claiming that Norway is struggling to find a substitute for the Russian fish market and has lifted sanctions as a consequence. .

In fact, Norway joined the EU in imposition of sanctions on Russia in 2014 and supported the extension of sanctions in 2019, together with other partner countries. Moreover, Norwegian fish exports have been increasing since 2014.

Further debunking by Mythdetector Georgia.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 159
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Norway
  • Keywords: Sanctions
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World
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Disproof

This message is part of Russian historical revisionism and part of a disinformation campaign portraying Russia as the peace-maker and liberator. See other examples of Russian historical revisionism concerning Poland here, here and here.

The very fact that Stalin did not turn Poland, Hungary, Romania, etc. into new USSR republics does not mean that he ''established independent states'' in Eastern Europe after WWII. In fact, these countries were kept under repressive communist regime and unable to make independent political, economic and military decisions.