The largest warship in history, the USS Gerald Ford (pictured), arrived in Norway today for a visit reprimanded by neighbouring Russia, AFP and The Associated Press reported.
The ship with a displacement of more than 100,000 tons and nuclear engines entered the Oslo fjord in the morning with its escort. The U.S. vessels are expected to take part in several days of military exercises, which local media say will take place in the Arctic.
The visit, which comes amid tensions between the West and Russia over the war in Ukraine, was criticized by the Russian embassy.
"In the north, there are no issues that require a military solution, nor are there issues where outside intervention is needed," diplomatic mission spokesman Timur Shchekanov said.
"Given that in Oslo it is accepted that Russia does not pose a direct military threat to Norway, such acts of force seem illogical and biased," he added.
Norway, a NATO member, shares a border with Russia by land and in the Barents Sea.
The USS carrier with a length of more than 335 meters is capable of carrying up to 90 aircraft and helicopters. He is expected to stay in the Norwegian capital for several days.
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