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Norway raises military readiness but PM says no direct threat

SpaceWar.com reports: “Norway, a NATO member that shares a border with Russia in the Arctic, will raise its military readiness, the prime minister said Monday, stressing no direct threat had been detected.

‘The military will as of tomorrow raise its preparedness in Norway,’ Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store told reporters.

‘We currently have no reason to believe that Russia wants to involve Norway or any other country directly in the war,’ he said.

‘But the war in Ukraine means it is necessary for all NATO countries to be increasingly on their guard.’

Norway has overtaken Russia as Europe’s main natural gas supplier following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Scandinavian country has already boosted security around strategic sites after mysterious drone flights were observed near its offshore oil and gas platforms and the suspected sabotage of Nord Stream’s Baltic Sea pipelines…”

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