Disinfo: Norwegian delegation says Crimea is part of Russia and sanctions are “nonsense”


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.

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  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Norway, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Crimea


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