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Norway upholds Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court of Justice

Norway, now Europe’s leading supplier of natural gas, has been on high alert in recent weeks after a mysterious unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted near strategic sites, including oil and gas platforms far offshore. increase.

A 34-year-old Russian citizen who said he left Russia to escape President Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization order has been found guilty of flying drones “several times” over southern Norway from October 13-20. received, said the district court in Bergen. in that verdict.

He only photographed landscapes, which violated the flight ban that Norway, like several other Western countries, imposed on Russians.
After the invasion of Ukraine.

The man, who runs a small travel agency, defended himself by claiming he was unaware of the ban. Prosecutors had asked for 120 days in prison, and lawyers had sought acquittal.

In recent weeks, nearly a dozen Russians have been arrested in Norway for violating flight bans or bans on filming locations considered classified.
As the country tightens security around its strategic infrastructure.

Wednesday’s verdict is the first prison sentence known in Norway for violating the ban.

Last month, the Russian embassy in Oslo accused Russia of being “psychotic” in Norway, a NATO member with whom it shares a 198-kilometer distance.
(123 miles) Far North border.



https://www.thelocal.com/20221126/norway-supports-ukraines-case-against-russia-at-the-international-court-of-justice/ Norway upholds Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court of Justice

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