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Visit of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Svalbard archipelago is completely legal.
«international legal basis for presentation of the Russian side of any claims are not available. Besides, had not been violated and Norwegian legislation that recognizes the most Norwegians, – said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich. – This reaction is puzzling. It is inexplicable and absurd from the point of view of international law. Article 3 of the Treaty on Svalbard in 1920 provided free access to the archipelago nationals of the Parties to the Treaty. These unilateral sanctions will not override this provision. ”
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