Norway boosts army spend on Russia threat

The country’s minister of defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide, said Norway would spend 3.6 billion kroner on building Norway’s first anti-aircraft battery and modernising its squadron of German-made Leopard 2 tanks, amongst other defence projects.

”This will further increase the military’s operational capability,” she told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

Several defence experts in Norway have been calling for more troops and better capabilities close to the Russian border. Continue reading