On Wednesday night, EU foreign ministers supported a proposal to impose sanctions on Russia. On Thursday morning, Norway endorsed the proposal.
EU countries have decided to impose sanctions on six Russians due to the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, EU diplomats said on Tuesday night.
On Thursday morning, Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that Norway agrees with the sanctions.
According to the news agency DPA, the decision was made during a meeting with EU ambassadors in Brussels after EU foreign ministers agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia on Monday.
France and Germany presented the sanction proposal.
Several laboratories have determined that Navalny was poisoned with the neurotoxin novitsjok, which the two countries believe could not have happened without the Russian authorities being involved.
The six Russians will be denied entry to the EU, while assets they might have placed in the EU will be frozen.
The plan is for the sanctions to take effect within a few days.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today