[Context: Georgia’s potential NATO membership] After the Soviet Union fell apart, the US offered Russia to keep so-called “grey zones” in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, which will be in nobody’s sphere of interest and will serve as a “security buffer zone”,
The head of Norwegian delegation that visited Crimea in September said that this peninsula is an inseparable part of the Russian Federation. In his opinion, the sanctions are a “nonsense” and Crimea doesn’t feel their impact.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about "official delegations" allegedly visiting Crimea. This was not an official delegation. Norway does not recognize the Russian presidential election in Crimea. "Norway will continue to support the EU’s non-recognition policy", said the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More on Stop Fake.