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Norway supports Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court of Justice

Norway has officially supported Ukraine's case against Russia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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This is the first time that Norway intervened in a dispute between two states in a case at the International Court of Justice. Photo by Vasyl Dizhak / Unsplash

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the news in a press release on Saturday.

This is the first time Norway has intervened in a dispute between two states at the court.

The case concerns Russian accusations that genocide took place against the Russian and Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine before the war of aggression began.

Russia’s accusation has been refuted by several researchers, news bureau NTB reports.

“We have a legal interest in contributing to the clarification of the questions raised by the case.

“It is also important to signal to Russia and the outside world that the international community does not accept the aggression against Ukraine,” Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said.

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Norway says Russian government bears ‘heavy responsibility’ in Navalny death

Moscow bears a "heavy responsibility" over the death on Friday of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at an Arctic prison colony, Norway's foreign minister said.

Norway says Russian government bears 'heavy responsibility' in Navalny death

“The Russian government bears a heavy responsibility,” Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide wrote on X, formerly Twitter, adding that he was “deeply saddened by the news”.

Supporters of Alexei Navalny turned out across Europe and in the United States on Friday to pay tribute to the man widely acknowledged as Russia’s main opposition figure, even when he was behind bars.

Navalny’s death was announced earlier in the day by officials in the Arctic prison where he was serving a 19-year sentence.

From New York and Washington to cities in western Europe to capitals of former Soviet bloc states, mourners showed their respect for Navalny, a charismatic lawyer who rallied domestic opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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