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  Elena Kriviakina. Dmitrij Medvedev: “We have been waiting for this Agreement for 40 years!”

2010 09 23

Dmitrij Medvedev and Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg have agreed about the signing of the Agreement on redefining the disputable areas and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean in April this year already during the visit of the Russian leader in Oslo. On 15 September the long-awaited agreement has been signed in Murmansk.

- We were moving towards this agreement for 40 years. It’s a long period, but this event shall open a new page in our bilateral relations, - noted Medvedev.

The area of disputable territories covers about 155 – 175 thousand square kilometres. In April this year Russia and Norway have reached understanding that the disputable territory in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean covers two parts of equal value. According to the evaluation of experts, over 20 million tons of hydro-carbon per year may be extracted on the shelf of the Barents Sea, and the total amount of the qualified fuel resources exceeds 7 billion tons.

As approved by Medvedev, the signed Agreement will not hit the fishermen. The mechanism for defining quotas on the fish catch will remain the same as before. Moreover, Russia and Norway will finally be able to start assimilating mineral resources available on the shelf. Before signing the agreement on redefining the sea areas, hands were tied up for both countries. It has been decided that the deposits on the border line will only be mutually exploited by Russia and Norway, as a single entity.

Journalists asked Medvedev what is his opinion concerning the increasing interest of the NATO in the Arctic.

- As to my mind the Arctic could spare the NATO, - answered Medvedev. – Arctic is a part of common hoards, which, strictly speaking, are not related to military tasks.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from « Комсомольская правда» of 15 09 2010

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (68)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (85)

2017 01 18

For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.


In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (39)

2017 01 17

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Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


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