Eggs and tomatoes thrown at the Russian embassy in Oslo, police react

Russian embassy in Oslo - policePhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The police have increased their presence outside the embassies of Russia and Ukraine in Oslo. On Thursday morning, eggs and tomatoes were thrown at the Russian embassy.

On Thursday, several police patrols were deployed outside the embassies.

“It (note: increased police presence) is to protect the diplomatic obligations Norway has to secure foreign embassies in the kingdom, in the face of the current situation,” operations manager Eirik Sannes in the Oslo Police District noted.

The Vienna Treaty sets out guidelines for what the host country is obliged to do to secure diplomatic missions in the country.

Securing embassies

“The Oslo Police District always has dedicated resources to secure the embassies, but the staffing at these locations has been increased due to the situation.”

Sannes did not want to comment on how the police currently assess the threat situation.

“There was an incident at 7 o’clock, at the Russian embassy, ​​where a person hung up some banners. A little before that, it was reported that eggs and tomatoes were thrown at the embassy,” Sannes said.

Russia launches attack on Ukraine

In the middle of the night, around 4 AM Norwegian time, in an extraordinary television address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was launching a military operation in Ukraine.

Putin announced the attack on Ukraine during an extraordinary session of the UN Security Council.

Ukraine has closed its airspace to civilian flights. CNN journalists report explosions in Kyiv and at least six other Ukrainian cities.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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