Chief editor of the newspaper S?r-Varanger Avis ", which is produced in the border County of Finnmark, Randy F. Andreassen appealed through the newspaper with a letter to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of erne, Solberg urging to change the decision on the question of a trip to the capital of Russia at the celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Victory and to participate in them.
The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna, Solberg After European colleagues did not want to accept the invitation and take part in celebrations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Russian capital. The office of the head of the country motivated the refusal by the divergence of views between Russia and Norway on the situation in Ukraine.
"You have to accept the invitation, Erna!? - with such a headline editor's column in Northern Norway the newspaper " ". Randy Andreassen, Solberg reminds about, because It is not Putin will celebrate the 9th of may, Is a tribute to the million victims of the war. The chief editor of one Of the oldest Norwegian newspaper believes that the majority in Norway understand the position of the government of the Kingdom on the situation in Ukraine, but That's no reason to forget about the General history.
She also recalls the time of the cold war, when relations between the two countries were very tense, but this case is not canceled public events on both sides of the border, with the participation of high commissioners of countries " as of 25 October, when the Norwegians emphasize the liberation of Finnmark by Soviet troops, and on 9 may ". Andreassen draws attention, Solberg, and last year the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation visited the celebrations in Kirkenes.
"From our corner of the country It (failure to arrive) looks impolite from Norway - not to send his envoy to the celebration," writes Andreassen, calling to send to the capital of Russia " at least the Minister of foreign Affairs "." It's a celebration of all the Russians and other allies, who sacrificed their lives for Norway, your and our freedom. They deserve that we support them, " writes the editor of the newspaper.
"Norway can protest against Putin's policies all the days of 2015, but not on 9 may," says Andreassen.