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Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troop presence
A Boeing 747 carring American soldiers lands at Værnes in January 2017. Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix
08:28 CEST+02:00
Moscow on Thursday criticised Norway's plans to ask Washington to double the number of US troops stationed in the Scandinavian country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia.

lille fauskanger askøy The plans "cause us serious concern," Russia's embassy in Norway wrote on its Facebook page.

starwood capital group llc Before joining NATO in 1949, Norway allayed Russian fears by pledging not to open its territory to foreign combat troops so long as it was not attacked or threatened with attack.

bijobb ved sykemelding The stationing of US troops in Norway "contravenes the Norwegian decision from 1949... This makes Norway less predictable, can stoke tensions, incite an arms race and lead to a destabilisation of the situation in northern Europe," the embassy wrote.

william matthews ruining the new road But the Pentagon said Russia had no grounds for concern.

kinesiske tegn betydning "Norwegian and Allied forces are training to defend Norway's territory, and pose no threat to Russia," Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said, adding that the US presence complied with Norway's policy on the stationing of foreign troops.

sportsveien 8 sandefjord The policy "does not preclude Allied exercises and training in Norway," he said in a statement.

skoda norge prisliste Oslo's announcement came after nine nations along NATO's eastern flank last week called for the alliance to bolster its presence in their region.

er jesus gud Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Værnes in the centre of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia.

dinesen gulv kristiansand Oslo now wants to boost the troop numbers to 700 and station them further north at Setermoen, 420 kilometres from Russia.

pris per malt kvadratmeter The US deployment agreement would also be extended from the current six-month renewable periods to five years.

red team academy "The defence of Norway depends on the support of our NATO allies, as is the case in most other NATO countries," said Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen in a statement.

slektsstevne 1976 på helleland "For this support to work in times of crises and war, we are totally dependent on joint training and exercises in times of peace," he added.

skattefordeler enslig forsørger Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia had Friday called for NATO to discuss an increased military presence in their region at next month's leaders' summit in Brussels.

styremedlemmers ansvar og plikter The group said it was necessary to supplement NATO's current ground forces "with aerial and naval components."

lærer offentlig tjenestemann NATO beefed up defences in central and eastern Europe in response to growing fears about Russia, following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

koagulering av blod Norway has insisted that it is respecting its 1949 commitment, noting that the troop presence is not permanent but rotational.

marny østreng unnli But Moscow rejected that argument.

intel® pentium® g4560 "Even if the actual people are rotated, the stationing is continuous," it said.

kampen om livet Russia also expressed "concern" that the "plans were agreed in Oslo without any real bilateral political dialogue."

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