Støre: Norway strongly condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine

Photo: Annika Byrde / NTB

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) says Norway strongly condemns Russia’s military attack on Ukraine.

“This attack is a serious violation of international law and endangers the lives of innocent people. The Russian authorities have full responsibility for throwing Europe into this very dark situation. Russia must immediately stop its military actions and respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Støre noted in a written statement to NTB.

“We stand with the people of Ukraine in this terrible time,” he continued.

Russia launches attack on Ukraine

In the middle of the night, around 4 AM Norwegian time, in an extraordinary television address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was launching a military operation in Ukraine.

Putin announced the attack on Ukraine during an extraordinary session of the UN Security Council.

Ukraine has closed its airspace to civilian flights. CNN journalists report explosions in Kyiv and at least six other Ukrainian cities.

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

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