Norway’s PST reallocated resources from counter-terrorism to counter-intelligence due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Roger Berg - PSTPhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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The war in Ukraine has affected the priorities of the Police Security Service (PST) – people who worked on terrorism have been moved to counter-intelligence.

After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, efforts against Russian activity on Norwegian territory have ended up at the top of PST’s agenda, the newspaper Klassekampen.

“We have temporarily shifted several skilled analysts to work on counter-intelligence,” acting PST chief Roger Berg stated.

He confirmed that both people and other resources had been moved internally. When asked if there are now fewer people working in the fight against terrorism, Berg answered:

“We have moved some people over to work on counter-intelligence, that is correct.

“We work on several things at the same time. Counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, many things. But, like everyone else, we must, of course, make priorities,” Berg added.

This spring, the PST and the police received extra funding in the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

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

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