Norway imposes new sanctions against Russia

Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Norway is introducing several new sanctions against Russia, including a ban on the import of oil by sea from Russia to Norway.

“We stand with the EU on the sanctions against Russia to maintain the pressure on the country’s government and elite. We now ban the import of oil that is transported by sea from Russia to Norway,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) stated.

The ban on importing crude oil and other petroleum products from Russia enters into force immediately, but the regulations contain transitional periods until December 5, 2022, for crude oil, and until February 5, 2023, for petroleum products.

This time, 65 people and 18 units are added to the sanction list. A total of 1,158 people and 98 units are now on the list.

These include people believed to be responsible for the actions of Russian soldiers in Butsja and Mariupol, leading business people and family members of listed oligarchs and civil servants, several companies in the defense industry, and a financial institution.

Although Norwegian trade with Russia is small compared to many other countries, some Norwegian companies and their employees have been hit hard by the sanctions, Huitfeldt pointed out.

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

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1 Comment on "Norway imposes new sanctions against Russia"

  1. There have been 4 positive pro-peace developments:
    1. Henry Kissinger urging the Ukrainians to compromise on territory to get (everyone) peace, in his remarks to Davos.
    2. The revelation of what Pope Francis had said in his interview in May about the Russians being provoked and war could have instead been prevented.
    3. The report that President Biden has told SecState Blinken and SecDef Austin to cool the rhetoric instead of wanting to “defeat” or “weaken” the Russians.
    4. NATO SecGen Jens Stoltenberg has also urged the Ukrainians to be willing to concede territory for peace.

    And I have seen a Western media article that a fair treaty is *not* a “surrender.”

    Looking at all these together, things are now looking VERY hopeful for ending this tragedy.
    And once it *is* ended, international relations will need to be de-polarized and greatly repaired … and sanctions dropped … and the necessary international unity attained to deal with the environmental emergency before there is a catastrophic collapse of the environment.

    So much time and treasure wasted and suffering and death for innocent Ukrainians. Maybe this will bitterly teach us to refrain from war for the *next* 75 years.

    Cannot *wait* to get back to my game and cardstock paper model ship designing! … and get more SLEEP.

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