Nordic Council demands Russian “clarification”

The Nordic Council is demanding an explanation from Russia, after its St Petersburg office was asked to register as a “foreign agent” by the Justice Ministry in Moscow.

Denmark is currently chairing Nordic Council, and has reacted to the decision taken by the Russian authorities earlier in the week.

“The Nordic Council has for 20 years had a mutual and good co-operation with authorities and organisation in North Western Russia. He hope this can continue. But it is unacceptable, that the authorities call the office a “foreign agent”, said Carsten Hansen, Denmark’s Minister for Nordic Co-operation in a press statement.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
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