Russian sailors in Norway may have wanted to scare people, but they had to be scared themselves (photo)
< p>Norwegian police have fined two Russian sailors who walked in the city of Kirkenes in camouflage clothing similar to the military.
According to Dagbladet, the check took place on January 12
< p>Now the Finnmark Police District has confirmed that the Russians were fined 5,000 NOK (about $500) for walking around in camouflage.
Prosecutor Martine Meslo said the case was regarded as punishable under Article 165 of the Criminal Code, which concerns the misuse of public uniforms.
“The fact that the crews prefer to walk around the city in camouflage clothing, which can be mistaken for Russian military uniforms, as we see, can cause fear and discomfort – given the military actions of Russia and the political security situation, both among the local population and and Ukrainian refugees who live here,” Meslo said.
On the uniform were, among other things, Russian flags and the word “Russia” written in Cyrillic letters.
Russian naval ships are considered a security risk and are only allowed to enter three ports in Norway, Meslo said. This is one of the reasons why the investigation ended with a fine for using the uniform.
Meslo said Russian sailors are also not often seen in this form. “In the past, the use of such clothing by Russian fishing crews was not common,” she said.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich