The war rages on in Ukraine, and Russia’s level of military activity in the north is very high. At the same time, the Norwegian intelligence ship Marjata is docked in Horten.
The ship has been in Horten for just over two weeks, the online newspaper Aldrimer.no writes. The ship is one of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ most important tools for gathering information and monitoring Russian military activity in the northern regions.
August is peak season for Russia’s northern fleet activity in the Barents Sea and the North Atlantic, the online newspaper writes.
The Norwegian Defense Forces confirmed that Marjata is currently in the Oslo Fjord and not in the Barents Sea.
“The vessel is in Horten for planned routine maintenance,” Aleksander Engborg Hage wrote in an email to Aldrimer.no.
Communications manager Ann-Kristin Bjergene in the Norwegian Intelligence Service says they do not comment on details about their vessels or sailing patterns.
At the same time as the Norwegian intelligence capacity has been reduced through Marjata’s absence, the allied presence in the north has increased, the online newspaper noted.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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