On 10 October 2014, Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted EU’s latest set of economic sanctions against Russia, introduced on 12 September. The tightening of restrictive measures came into effect immediately. Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, said “Russia has not complied with the demands made by the international community, including immediate, complete withdrawal of all military equipment and personnel from Ukrainian territory. Despite massive international pressure, Russia has not demonstrated any willingness to change its course in Ukraine, which is in violation of international law.”

Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release of 10 October 2014