Norway are a peaceful and non-posturing country. They work with other countries diplomatically and have rarely ever shown aggression in their history. They’re currently working with America and have just agreed to allowing 330 US troops to deploy there. But it’s a step which has ENRAGED Russia. In fact, Russia have just threatened to NUKE them!
That’s right, nuclear attacks are supposedly the consequence for Norway if they don’t start obeying instructions for the Kremlin, apparently. Russia have taken the step as ‘a direct military threat’. And won’t be afraid to use the full force of its arsenal in response.
Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Defense and Security Committee, Frants Klintsevich, said this about the increasingly tense situation:
‘This is very dangerous for Norway and Norwegians. How should we react to this? We have never before had Norway on the list of targets for our strategic weapons. But if this develops, Norway’s population will suffer. Because we need to react against definitive military threats. And we have things to react to, I might as well tell it like it is.’
Norway’s Defense Minister, Ine Eriksen Søreide has spoken since the threats were made and was quick to calm down the situation. ‘There is no objective reason for the Russians to react to this,’ she says. ‘But the Russians are reacting at the moment in the same way toward almost everything the Nato countries are doing.’
The deployment has the troops over seven hundred miles away from Russia, so it’s hardly an immediate threat. But Vladimir Putin doesn’t like to mess around…
Let’s hope they fix things. For everyone’s sakes.