Russia taunts NATO by landing sanctions-banned official on Norwegian soil for photo op

Russia taunts NATO by landing sanctions-banned official on Norwegian soil for photo op

Norway has sought an explanation from Moscow for a visit to a Norwegian island by Russia’s deputy prime minister, who is banned from Norway under international sanctions against him over Ukraine.

The EU and US imposed sanctions on a number of Russians, including Dmitry Rogozin after Russia annexed Crimea last year. Norway also adopted the sanctions, although it is not an EU member.

“We have earlier this spring clearly expressed to the Russian embassy in Oslo that people on the list are not wanted in Svalbard. It is therefore regrettable that Rogozin has been on Svalbard,” a spokesman from Norway’s foreign ministry said. …

On Saturday Rogozin posted pictures on Twitter and Facebook of himself in front of a signpost for Svalbard airport in the Norwegian island’s main settlement of Longyearbyen.

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