Norway adopts new EU sanctions against Russia, but fishing vessels remain exempt

Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

Norway's government has introduced a new set of sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian regime, in line with the European Union’s package of sanctions adopted on 21 July.

“Once again, we are acting in concert with the E.U. to impose sanctions on Russia to maintain pressure on the Russian government and listed members of the Russian elite,” Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt said in a release. “These sanctions are a necessary response to Russia’s brutal and unprovoked attack on Ukraine.”

Despite the expanded sanctions, Russian fishing vessels continue to be exempt from Norwegian sanctions and Russian fishing vessels continue to land their catches at ports in Northern Norway and Russian vessels are still being serviced in Norwegian shipyards ...

Photo courtesy of lev radin/Shutterstock

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