Atle Staalesen

In an exercise held in the Northern Fleet headquarter city this week, military engineers, medics and representatives of radiation, chemical and biological protection forces were drilled in coping with consequences of a drone attack.
March 19, 2024
Almost 75 percent of the votes cast in the border town of Kirkenes were for Vladimir Putin, figures from the Russian Election Commission show. In Barentsburg, Svalbard, the number reached 69 percent.
March 18, 2024
"I want to express my sympathy and support to the Russians that continue to dare to work for a different and better Russia," says Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.
March 18, 2024
The photo of the killed opposition leader is 'extremist material,' a court in the north Russian city decided.
March 15, 2024
Konstantin Kabantsov is likely to take over the top post in Russia's most powerful naval force, the Northern Fleet.
March 15, 2024
The notorious special purpose sub that was badly damaged in a fire in 2019 will start sea trials in June-July this year, a source connected with the Russian shipbuilding industry says to the state news agency.
March 14, 2024
"The situation out there and the needs here home makes it necessary to now strengthen our Armed Forces," says PM Jonas Gahr Støre. The country's defence spending will reach two percent of GDP in 2024, two years ahead of original schedule.
March 14, 2024
While soldiers from the 61st Naval Infantry Brigade in Sputnik fight and die on the battlefields in Ukraine, their wives in the far northern home base hardly have access to hot water, heating and waste treatment.
March 13, 2024
The settlement of Zelenoborsky has lost six of its men in the war against Ukraine. One of the killed soldiers was only 19 years old.
March 11, 2024
An upcoming well drilling by Equinor is part of a bigger petro-push into Norwegian Arctic waters. Ice maps show that the polar sea-ice this winter stretched almost to the Bear Island.
March 07, 2024