Dear reader. The US is tightening sanctions while an increasingly pressured Russia is withdrawing further from Western cooperation. There is also high military activity in the Arctic. Here is the week that passed in the north.
We who live in the Arctic are constantly reminded of the war raging on the continent.
“Just over a week ago I sailed through dense fog on South-Spitsbergen in Svalbard. But "when the fog lifted, the Russians stared at me", as it is goes in the song, writes Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm in this week's commentary (Norwegian only).
Because the cod that is caught in the Barents Sea and eventually lands in Russia, is exported to a large extent - and is in a sense involved in financing Russia´s war in Europe."
Now the US aims to further slow down key energy projects in the region.
It has been a busy week for military aviation.
Editor-in-chief Arne O. Holm attended the premiere of the Norwegian movie "Sulis 1907", which highlights an important part of Northern Norwegian history. The film was shown outdoors in the mining town of Sulitjema (Norwegian only).
Only 4 of 20 fish landing stations in Finnmark, Northern Norway has made “good money” (Norwegian only).
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On behalf of the editorial staff, I wish you a great weekend.
All the best, News Editor Trine Jonassen