Norway has contributed weapons to Ukraine in the war against Russia. But Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt says Norway can’t be considered a party to the war.
“Russia does not have the right to direct attacks on Norway on the basis of the weapons support we have contributed to Ukraine in its exercise of self-defense,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt wrote in a post on the government’s website.
Norway has contributed 2,000 M72 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine so that the country can defend itself against the invasion. At the same time, Russia has issued warnings to countries that send weapons to Ukraine.
Huitfeldt says that Norway’s contribution does not constitute a violation of international law, nor is it considered an armed attack on Russia in the sense that it triggers the right to self-defense.
“In order for Norway to be considered a party to the war, we must actively participate in military operations in Ukraine with Norwegian military forces or in the exercise of control or control of the use of force by Norwegian forces. The weapons support we now contribute can not be considered as such participation,” Huitfeldt wrote.
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