Dear reader; Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm speaks up on behalf of a forgotten group of people in the shadow of Russia's war, and the sanctions against Russia are having an increasingly stronger effect. Here is this week’s newsletter from High North News.
HNN's Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm has spent the last few days in Vardø in Finmark with local and visiting artists. In this week's commentary, he speaks up on behalf of a forgotten group of people in the shadow of Russia's war in Ukraine;
“There is a place in the doghouse for those who, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, condemned the Barents cooperation. Had they taken a deep breath before sharpening their tongue, they could have listened to the voices of oppositional Russian artists pleading not to be forsaken,” writes Holm.
Sanctions in effect
The West’s sanctions against Russia are having an increasingly stronger effect.
Russian LNG company Novatek has been focused on finding new partners to help salvage its flagship LNG project in the Arctic after western companies exited the project. Despite these efforts this week the company said the opening of the project will be delayed by at least a year.
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Wishing you a good weekend on behalf of the editorial staff,
Trine Jonassen, News Editor
This newsletter has been translated by Birgitte Annie Molid Martinussen