Norwegian foreign Ministry expects that the first day of the week the Russian Ambassador in Oslo to visit the Ministry and give an explanation of the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Svalbard, reports Aftenposten Norwegian magazine referring to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Norway 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, reports RIA " Novosti ".
first on Sunday, the Norwegian foreign Ministry has asked the Russian Embassy to the explanations in connection with the visit of Vice-Premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin of the Spitsbergen archipelago. Spitsbergen, which the Norwegians call Svalbard, located in the Arctic ocean, between 76th and 80th Parallels. He was placed under the sovereignty of the Scandinavian Kingdom After the First world war provided him a special international status. Svalbard the Treaty, signed in 1920, secured the sovereignty of Norway over the archipelago, however, all parties to the Treaty, And that at least 50 countries have equal rights to exploit its resources. Anyway economic presence on Svalbard today is supported only by Norway and Russia. Svalbard has two official languages, Norwegian and Russian, to visit the archipelago of Russian citizens do not need visa. Rogozin came to Spitsbergen on the first day of the weekend, where we started on an expedition to the North pole. There on Sunday Rogozin, Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev and Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy participated in the event, the opening of the Russian Arctic drifting station " North pole - 2015 ". Then they use the helicopters landed on the ice near the North pole and at the time set Stella-pointer. Rogozin held at the North pole about half an hour. Together with the whole team He was photographed at this point with the flag of Russia, flag of Victory, St. Andrew's flag And the flag of the Military historical society.