The world's largest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford entered Oslo (Norway) on Wednesday, may 24. This marks the first time such a US ship has shown strength to the alliance at a time of heightened tensions between NATO and Russia over the war in Ukraine.
Writes about it Reuters.
The ship's crew will conduct exercises with the Norwegian armed forces along the coast of the country in the coming days.
"This visit is an important signal of close bilateral relations between the United States and Norway and a signal of confidence in collective defense and deterrence," said Norwegian Joint Staff spokesman Jonni Carlsen.
Norwegian media reported that the aircraft carrier will pass north of the Arctic Circle. Carlsen declined to comment on this information.
In Moscow, hysterics exploded over the arrival of an American aircraft carrier in Oslo. The Russian embassy in Oslo condemned the visit of the aircraft carrier to Oslo.
"Given that Oslo recognizes that Russia poses no direct military threat to Norway, such demonstrations of force look illogical and harmful," the embassy said on Facebook.
The Russian embassy also said that in the north "there are neither issues that require a military solution, nor those where outside intervention is necessary."
Reuters also recalled that the Norwegian military and NATO allies have been patrolling around offshore oil and gas platforms since autumn after explosions on the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
Recall, Shoigu reacted to the events in the Belgorod region.
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