Norwegian foreign Ministry expects that the first day of the week, during his visit to the Ministry, Russia's Ambassador to Norway will give explanations on the issue of visit of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Svalbard, a Norwegian magazine informs.
about it, said foreign Minister b?rge Brende." We are very sorry that the person from the sanctions list visited Svalbard. But we were intimidated by the Russian Federation that do not desire to see persons that contributed to the violation of international law in Crimea and Ukraine, " he said.
Spitsbergen, or Svalbard (norw.), - a vast archipelago located in the Arctic ocean is the northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway. Its administrative center is the town of Longyearbyen. In addition to Norway to conduct business activity in the archipelago, Russia. On the island of Spitsbergen lies the Russian settlement - the settlement of Barentsburg, And canned towns Pyramid and Grumant.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions list of the USA.