Norway believes that Russia is responsible for avoidance of further escalation of the situation in Crimea. This statement was made by the Norwegian Foreign Minister Bjoergen Brende, in response to Russia's accusations against Ukraine in the preparation of acts of sabotage in the Crimea, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Norway is solidary with the rest of the world community on the issue of the international legal status of Crimea.Crimea is and will remain a part of Ukraine. Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula is a violation of international law. Russia has a special responsibility to prevent further escalation of the situation ", - said in the statement.
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and urged the parties to refrain from statements and steps that could lead to a further escalation of the situation.