Thomas Nilsen

Norway central bank says the uncertainty surrounding developments ahead is unusually high.
May 07, 2020
Without any Norwegians participating, the group of one British and four U.S. warships sailed into the Barents Sea for "maritime security operations." The U.S. Navy has not operated in the Barents Sea with surface vessels since the mid-1980’s. Russia's Northern Fleet assets have begun tracking NATO’s surface action group.
May 04, 2020
Just a few hours after he was sworn in as Russia’s president for the third time, in May 2012, Vladimir Putin signed a decree ordering the development of the Navy in the Arctic. Now, eight years later, the results are highly visible on satellite photos of the Kola Peninsula. And more is to come.
May 03, 2020
Norway was not participating when the NATO allies tested anti-submarine warfare capabilities in the Norwegian Sea on May 1st.
May 01, 2020
British Air Traffic Control says Russia’s long-range military aviation, flying south outside Norway towards the North Sea, is posing a hazard to civilian air traffic.
April 30, 2020
The small rubber boat was supposed to bring them to Norway’s northern shores, but their dream of Europe ended dramatically in the Barents Sea as Russian security services in helicopter and boats forced them to stop after shooting warning shots.
April 27, 2020
Nobody has jumped from such heights so far north. "First time in world history," said Russian Deputy Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, about the special exercise at the Franz Josef Land.
April 26, 2020
After losing two lower courts, four Norwegian environmental organizations have got acceptance to bring their demand for banning oil drilling in the Barents Sea in for the country’s highest court.
April 23, 2020
Russia gives go-ahead for the first Lider-class icebreaker amid big uncertainties in global trade, shipping and potential for huge income from Arctic oil and gas.
April 23, 2020
Dramatic increase with hundreds of new cases confirmed over the last week in the district of Novatek’s construction site north of Murmansk where the numbers of workers infected by the coronavirus surpass 1,000 on Friday.
April 23, 2020