The Kremlin has not yet developed a position on this issue, the State Duma should also study the issue. However, the authorities are considering all possible scenarios for the development of the fate of the agreement, Peskov said. =”Peskov responded to the initiative to denounce the Treaty on Svalbard” />
The Kremlin has not yet developed a position regarding the initiative to denounce the agreement with Norway on cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean, but the authorities are considering all possible options, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.
“As far as we understand, the Parliament is talking about studying this issue. Do not formulate a position, but formulate a question. <…> Of course, all possible scenarios are considered. There is no official position on this matter,»— Peskov answered the question about the Kremlin's support for the denunciation or suspension of the agreement.
The Kremlin representative expressed the hope that the issue could be resolved through diplomacy, and advised to seek further clarification from the Foreign Ministry.
At the end of June, Norway refused to allow 20 tons of food for the Russian mining village of Barentsburg in the polar archipelago of Svalbard at the request of Russia. Norway reported that it complies with European sanctions, to which it has partially acceded.
Russian cargo, as a rule, is brought to Svalbard from Murmansk to the city of Tromsø by trucks through the only Storskog checkpoint; on the border between Russia and Norway. Cargo is delivered to the islands by the only cargo ship Bring, which regularly goes to Svalbard every ten days. About 500 people live in Barentsburg, including shift workers-miners working in the coal mines of the Russian Arktikugol trust.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Norwegian authorities unacceptable, and State Duma deputy from the Communist Party Mikhail Matveev at the plenary session proposed to denounce the agreement with Norway on the delimitation of maritime spaces and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. He claimed that in 2010 Russia ceded 175 thousand square meters to Norway. km of the Barents Sea, which today prevents the delivery of goods to Svalbard. State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin agreed with his position and instructed the Committee on International Affairs to study the proposal.
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