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World Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

19:05  14 june  2018
19:05  14 june  2018 Source:   reuters.com

More U.S. Marines Will Deploy to Norway

  More U.S. Marines Will Deploy to Norway Moscow will not be happy about the presence of U.S. troops near its border.Norway's decision is widely seen as an attempt to stave off any possible incursions from Oslo’s larger neighbor. The U.S. Marines were only expected to stay in Norway until the end of this year, but now Norway wants to increase the U.S. military presence in its country after 2019. The U.S. troops will be asked to stay for at least five years after that, according to reports, and are expected to be sent to regions of Norway that border Russia.

Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U . S . Marines stationed there. “We see it as clearly unfriendly, and it will not remain free of consequence .”

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway will ask the United States to more than double the number of U . S . Marines stationed in the country in a move that could raise tensions with its eastern neighbor Russia . about after china facebook first house korea latest north police president russia school state trump.

U.S. Marines walk after landing in Stordal, Norway, on January 16, 2017. © NED ALLEY/AFP/Getty Images U.S. Marines walk after landing in Stordal, Norway, on January 16, 2017. Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.

Oslo announced on Tuesday that it would ask the United States, its NATO ally, to send 700 Marines to train in Norway from 2019, against 330 at present, and said the additional troops would be based closer to the Russian border.

"This makes Norway less predictable and could cause growing tensions, triggering an arms race and destabilising the situation in northern Europe," the Russian Embassy said in a statement on its Facebook page.

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Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U . S . Marines stationed there. "We see it as clearly unfriendly, and it will not remain free of consequence ."

OSLO - Norway will ask the United States to increase the number of U . S . Marines stationed on its territory, to stay for longer and to be based in a region that is closer to Russia , the government said on Tuesday. Your name Your Email Recipients (to more than one email address, separate with comma).

"We see it as clearly unfriendly, and it will not remain free of consequence."

Oslo has grown increasingly concerned about Russia since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, while adding that it does not regard its much larger neighbor as a direct threat.

The U.S. Marines were scheduled to leave at the end of this year after an initial contingent arrived in January 2017 to train for winter conditions. They are the first foreign troops to be stationed in Norway since World War Two.

The initial decision to welcome the Marines had prompted Moscow to say it would worsen bilateral relations and escalate tensions on NATO's northern flank.

On Wednesday, Russia's Northern Fleet launched a large naval exercise in the Arctic Barents Sea. Later this year, Norway will host its biggest NATO maneuver in decades.

Reporting by Camilla Knudsen and Terje Solsvik; editing by Kevin Liffey

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