6/29, 8:15 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Oslo violates human rights by blocking Russian cargo - Moscow

The Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Konstantin Kosachev said on Wednesday that Norway's decision to block Russian cargo from being transferred to Russian settlements in Svalbard breaches "human rights and basic principles of humanism."

Kosachev explained that the Kingdom's authorities are "trying to leave Russian miners without food" as Oslo had denied Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Trust Arktikugol's request to permit the transfer of cargo to Barentsburg, adding that such a decision is "immoral."

Earlier, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry turned down the request to allow the transfer to Svalbard via the only checkpoint on the Russian-Norwegian border Storskog, blocking approximately 20 tons of Russian goods.

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