The pressure on the Russian Federation from the West increases the likelihood of bringing serious consequences, writes the print edition, phrase pointing to parts of the Norwegian specialists.
for example, Professor Ingvar. B. Steinholt from the University of troms? criticizes characteristic of the cold war way of thinking, in which the Russian Federation is regarded As a serious military threat to the West." This is a mistake, "he said, adding that the danger is "naughty behavior" and the pressure from the West.
As emphasized by Aftenposten, some experts believe that such statements deliberately or unconsciously exaggerated representatives of the military industry, the most during major exercises.
Stanjel believes that the danger to Norway Russia poses. From his point of view, the reason for "military operations" of Russia in Georgia, Ukraine and in the Crimea was to protect the Russian-speaking residents in the territories concerned. In Norway there is no reason, I'm sure the Professor.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations are unacceptable.
Senior researcher Norwegian Institute of international Affairs (NUPI) Julie Wilhelmsen supports the point of view of Stanhope in regard to the danger of Russia Norway.
"Despite significant tensions, Russia poses a danger to Norway," she said.
The driving force policy of the Russian Federation is the intention not to allow Western presence in the former Soviet republics, said Wilhelmsen.
A few days ago in the Northern part of Norway, near the border With the Russian Federation held large-scale military exercises of NATO Joint Viking. Russia, for its part, From 16 to 21 March held an unscheduled inspection of readiness of the Northern fleet, the Western military district and VDV. The main emphasis was made on the practice activities in the Arctic.