Russian Troops Withdraw From Norway Border

Norwegian Chief of Defense Gen. Eirik Kristoffersen announced on Saturday that Russian forces have withdrawn from Norway’s border in the Arctic. He claimed that the number of soldiers Moscow has there now is “20% or less” compared to the start of the Ukraine war. Kristoffersen also stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin “knows very well” that NATO is not a threat against Russia and that neither Norway, Sweden, Finland, nor Poland are threatening Russia.

Norway, a NATO member since 1949, shares a border with Russia in the Arctic by the Kola Peninsula, where most of the Kremlin’s nuclear weapons are stationed, as well as its Northern Fleet, which operates Russia’s nuclear submarines