The jamming of GPS signals was raised by Zakharova in her weekly press conference on Thursday.
«The Defense Minister of Norway Frank Bakke-Jensen has once again been accused of being absurd in history of civilian aviation in the northern part of the country. »
According to the press spokesman, the Western politicians have not provided
She also makes clear that Norway is likely to have invented the accusation in order to distract attention from the scandal with its newest frigate «Helge Ingstad».
Zakharova says the collision between the frigate and the oil tanker could have catastrophic environmental consequences and arguments that it is about time Norway pays more attention to environmental protection.
«After all, this is the second recent incident on the territory of Norway that could have posed serious threats to environmental security», she says with reference to the country’s alleged insufficient storage of nuclear wastes.
«I would really want Norway to think about ways to prevent such situations that threaten the environmental security in the North.»
It was on November 2nd, the Barents Observer could report about the regional signals for a flight by regional airliner Widerøe. Both the Norwegian and Finnish authorities in Eastern Finnmark and Lapland.
A week later, a Ministry of Defense Official in Norway Kola Peninsula both before and during Norway, but also included flight operations from the airport in Rovaniemi, northern Finland.
Two weeks later, the Finnish Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian Ambassador to the country to a meeting.
The reports about the Russian jamming came before the sinking of the frigate «Helge Ingstad».
It is not the first time GPS signals in northern Norway and Finland have been jammed. In spring 2017, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry confirmed that civil aviation and communications systems have had hours of connection with nearby Russian military activities.
The situation was similarly serious in September 2017, when the airliners from companies SAS and Widerøe were involved in GPS assistance when they entered the East Finnmark Airspace. Back then, the jamming coincided with the major Russian military exercise «Zapad».