The Russian Embassy in Norway called the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier an illogical show of force. The corresponding commentary of the diplomatic mission is given by RIA Novosti.
Russian diplomats said that there is not a single issue in the West that requires a military solution and external intervention. In addition, Norway recognizes that Russia does not pose a direct military threat to the country, so “such demonstrations of force look illogical and harmful,” the embassy noted. On the eve of the Armed Forces (AF) of Norway announced the call of an American aircraft carrier in Oslo on May 24th. The arrival of the USS Gerald R. Ford will enable Norway to work closely “with its most important ally, the United States,” the agency said. Earlier, Norwegian Defense Minister Bjorn Arild Gram said that sending American-made F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine is not on the agenda. “I really don’t want to speculate about future deliveries,” the Norwegian minister said.