Norway puts military on raised alert level in response to Ukraine war
PM says there is no reason to believe Russia intends to invade but ‘we must be more vigilant’
Norway is putting its military on a raised level of alert, moving more personnel on to operational duties and enhancing the role of a rapid mobilisation force in response to the war in Ukraine – although the prime minister said there was no reason to believe Russia intended to invade.
“This is the most severe security situation in several decades,” Jonas Gahr Støre told a news conference on Monday.
“There are no indications that Russia is expanding its warfare to other countries, but the increased tensions make us more exposed to threats, intelligence operations and influence campaigns.”
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