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Gas agreement between Ukraine and Russia crucial

‘We have noted reports that the Russia company Gazprom has today reduced gas supplies to Ukraine. Energy supplies must not be used as a political tool. We hope the parties will reach agreement on this issue as soon as possible,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...company Gazprom has today reduced gas supplies to Ukraine. Energy supplies must not be used as a...countries receive Russian gas via pipelines that cross Ukraine. Gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are reported to have been drastically reduced today...

Norway deeply concerned about developments in eastern Ukraine

‘I am deeply concerned about developments in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are using increasingly heavy military equipment, which is resulting in loss of life and destruction of infrastructure. This is unacceptable,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

...I am deeply concerned about developments in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are using increasingly heavy military equipment, which is...have been killed in a rocket attack in Ukraine today. A total of 478 civilians have been...

Deeply worrying developments in eastern Ukraine

“Developments in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours give cause for concern. It is deeply regrettable that once again people have been killed as a result of the political conflict in the country,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

“Developments in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours give cause for...by armed groups in several cities in eastern Ukraine, in what appears to be a coordinated and...further escalation of the situation. Groups in eastern Ukraine must be able to express their views peacefully...

Norway congratulates Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova on EU association

‘Norway congratulates Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on the signing of their association agreements with the EU. These agreements will bring these countries an important step closer to European integration,’ said Foreign Minister Børge Brende.

‘Norway congratulates Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on the signing of their...partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The countries that are showing a clear willingness...closer integration with the EU. ‘The fact that Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have today signed association agreements...

Further measures against individuals and companies whose actions threaten Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The Government decided Friday 6 June to expand the restrictive measures against those responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.

...threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. ‘Norway’s decision to adopt these additional restrictive...in response to the Russian authorities’ actions towards Ukraine, which are in breach of international law and...threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The amendment expands the criteria for who can...

Norway congratulates Ukraine on presidential election

‘I would like to congratulate the people of Ukraine on a successfully conducted presidential election. Despite the fact that many Ukrainians in Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea were prevented from participating, the preliminary statement of the election observers indicates that the election was conducted in an orderly manner,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...I would like to congratulate the people of Ukraine on a successfully conducted presidential election. Despite the...it seems clear that Petro Poroshenko will be Ukraine’s next president. ‘Mr Poroshenko faces a momentous task as Ukraine’s new president. Not only will he have...

Council of Europe must discuss situation in Ukraine

“A meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers should be held as soon as possible to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The Council of Europe plays a key role in promoting democracy and the rule of law in its member states. The Council of Europe could therefore play a constructive part in addressing the continuing crisis in Ukraine,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...soon as possible to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The Council of Europe plays a key role...constructive part in addressing the continuing crisis in Ukraine,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The...role in the current situation. “The situation in Ukraine remains serious. Norway is prepared to support initiatives...

Measures against individuals whose actions threaten Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The Government has today adopted restrictive measures against individuals responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

...or threaten the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Today’s decision formalises the Government’s decision...international response to Russia’s illegal actions in Ukraine. The measures include travel restrictions and asset-freeze...have undermined the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Norway stands together with the EU and much...

Escalating violence in Ukraine

“Deaths have been reported in connection with the demonstrations in Ukraine. Developments in the country are alarming. I urge both sides to refrain from violence at once and to enter into talks to avoid more bloodshed. The leaders of Ukraine have a particular responsibility for preventing the country from descending into an unpredictable spiral of violence,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...been reported in connection with the demonstrations in Ukraine. Developments in the country are alarming. I urge...talks to avoid more bloodshed. The leaders of Ukraine have a particular responsibility for preventing the country...violation of parliamentary procedure, are cause for concern. Ukraine must fulfil its international obligations. I urge the...

Restrictive measures against further twelve persons who threaten the sovereignty of Ukraine

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to expand the list of persons targeted by restrictive measures for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. A further twelve persons have been added to the list.

...threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. A further twelve persons have been added to...sent by the international community, continued to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, in breach of...threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The amendments to the regulations serve to implement...

Reform and fight against corruption vital in Ukraine

“I welcome the formation of an interim government in Ukraine. It is vital for the country to re-establish a properly functioning government apparatus as quickly as possible after the recent turmoil, and to start essential reform processes,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...welcome the formation of an interim government in Ukraine. It is vital for the country to re-establish...national, ethnic and linguistic minorities, in accordance with Ukraine’s obligations as a member of the Council...civil society,” said Mr Brende. The situation in Ukraine is still tense, with unrest and demonstrations in...

New hope in Ukraine

“Following several days of violence that has shocked the world, it is very encouraging that the parties have today reached agreement on a way out of the crisis. If implemented successfully, the agreement could mark an important step towards democracy and reconciliation in Ukraine,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...an important step towards democracy and reconciliation in Ukraine,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. On...As a first step in implementing the agreement, Ukraine’s parliament approved the immediate restoration of the...full implementation of this agreement is essential if Ukraine is to find a lasting solution to the...

Norway strongly condemns violence in Ukraine

“Norway condemns the use of violence in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The authorities have a responsibility to stop the violence immediately,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Many people have been killed and a great many injured during the last 24 hours. The Ukrainian Ambassador to Norway has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Norway condemns the use of violence in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. The authorities have...

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1 Projects in Ukraine supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs...Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation projects in Ukraine Ukraine is one of the largest industrial countries in...

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Projects in the CIS countries


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Statement of the Delegation of Ukraine at the Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear...let me on behalf of the delegation of Ukraine thank the Norwegian Government for arranging this Conference...committed to 3 pillars of the NPT. Moreover, Ukraine knows from its own experience how appalling the...

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Statements


Norway concerned about new legislation in Ukraine

“I am deeply worried by the fact that the Ukrainian parliament yesterday adopted a number of controversial laws without following normal parliamentary procedures or democratic principles,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...to reject any amendments to legislation that contravene Ukraine’s international obligations. The legislation that was passed...Mr Brende. There have been widespread demonstrations in Ukraine since 21 November, when the authorities reversed their...civil society in general. By passing these laws, Ukraine has clearly distanced itself from European values and...

Norway aligns itself with EU sanctions against Ukraine

The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials. “The situation in the country is extremely serious, and the death toll keeps rising. Norway has decided to align itself with the sanctions agreed on by a united EU,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende says.

...President Yanukovych and representatives for the opposition in Ukraine to seek a political solution to the crisis...

Norway’s engagement in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

...Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. In addition, summaries have been prepared...

Meld. St. 20 (2011–2012)

EEA and Norway Grants Solidarity and cooperation in Europe

...recommendation has been followed. The Slovak Republic and Ukraine are drawing on the experience of the Norwegian...given to cross-border contact and cooperation with Ukraine. The Barents Secretariat in Norway is participating in...

Report No. 27 (2007-2008) to the Storting

Disarmament and Non-proliferation

...deployed in former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine were either dismantled or transferred to Russia. As...