– The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can confirm that a meeting with Ambassador Robert Kvile took place in Moscow today. From the Russian side, concerns were expressed that charges were brought against Russian citizens due to drone flights over Norway. Our ambassador used the opportunity to inform about Norway’s sanctions law, spokesperson Lars Gjumble at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told NTB.
– This includes, among other things, a strict ban on Russians flying drones in Norway. He also reviewed the status of cases currently being processed by Norwegian courts. The meeting went on a good note, said Gjumble.
– The flight ban for Russian drone flights is regulated in regulations from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway. There has been a flight ban on Russian flights in Norwegian airspace since February 28, 2022. The ban applies to all types of flights, such as commercial scheduled flights, helicopter flights and flying with drones. These sanctions are a reaction to Russia’s attack on Ukraine which contravenes international law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
According to Russian news agencies Scavenge Russia believes that the punishment of Russian citizens in Norway is politically motivated. That’s why the Norwegian ambassador was summoned to the carpet of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday.
– The Norwegian ambassador was summoned because of the arrest of Russian citizens in the country, said the diplomatic department, according to Tass.
Tass wrote that the Russian Foreign Ministry urged Norway to stay away from “Russophobic acts and persecution of Russian citizens by nationality”.
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