Russia issues largest ever warning zone in Norwegian part of the Barents Sea

"Impact Area for Russian missiles" reads the warning covering an area from the Varanger fjord in the east almost to the Bear Island in the northwest.

Norwegian fishermen say it is “totally unacceptable.”

  • Thomas Nilsen
  • The Barents Observer

“The Russian NOTAM is the largest since the Cold War. It is the largest ever in modern times,” confirms Major Elisabeth Eikeland, spokesperson with the Norwegian Armed Forces, in an email to the Barents Observer.

The alert zone is about 1,000 kilometers long and stretches from Russia’s Kolguyev Island in the eastern Barents Sea to the Bear Gap in the west.

Half of the distance is inside Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in…

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