Norway’s Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram (SP) does not rule out the possibility of asking NATO for assistance to protect the Norwegian continental shelf.
“We have good dialogue with NATO and close allies, but so far, we have not asked for that type of assistance. I do not want to rule out that it could become relevant,” he told NTB.
He also said that the Army must strengthen its own presence in the relevant coastal areas.
On Tuesday, multiple leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines were detected off the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Both experts and politicians believe that the leaks are due to sabotage.
Norway has increased preparedness on the Norwegian continental shelf after the news broke.
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