Media: Russian special forces spotted in Norway

Several news outlets have reported that Russian special forces were seen entering the Svalbard archipelago and mainland Norway.

According to Aldrimer news outlet, sources in NATO and in Norwegian intelligence have reported that the Russian troops were studying the terrain and important infrastructure. The US has obtained satellite images depicting the Russian special forces troops in Norwegian territory.

Oslo said that the incident was related to Russia’s military exercise in the Barents Sea, during which Russia’s North Fleet approached Svalbard.

(C) UAWIRE 2019


  1. In accordance with the agreement on Svalbard, Russia (as the successor of the USSR) has the right to exploit the natural resources of the archipelago, although it belongs to Norway. However, none of the countries may use the island for military purposes. The coastal waters of Svalbard are also a demilitarized zone.

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