Russian military inspectors begin checking military activity in Norway

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/13 13:39:05

Russian military inspectors will begin a visit to a designated district in Norway to check military activity in the area, a military official has said.

"Within the framework of the Vienna Document 2011 on Confidence and Security-Building Measures, a Russian group of inspectors will assess a designated district in Norway from March 13 to 17," Sergei Ryzhkov, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, was quoted by TASS

as saying on Monday.

According to Ryzhkov, apart from verifying military activity in the Norwegian district, the inspectors will also visit training grounds and attend briefings at the military bases of the Norwegian armed forces.

The Vienna Document is an agreement between the participating states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is intended to implement confidence and security building measures.

The Vienna Document has been revised periodically, and the provisions of the current 2011 version include an annual exchange of military information about forces located in Europe.

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