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Russia wanted to influence the Nobel Committee

Россия хотела повлиять на Нобелевский комитетIn Norway believe that Russia tried to prevent the awarding of the Nobel peace prize Poroshenko in 2015.

The police security service (PSB) of Norway has accused Russia of involvement of intelligence services for tampering with the Nobel Committee.

In particular, in Norway, believe that Russia tried to prevent the awarding of the Nobel peace prize to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2015.

The journalists in the PSB NRK said that to discredit a possible peace prize laureate in the summer of 2015, the Internet was published a letter signed by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groisman to the chargé d’affaires of the USA in Norway. The letter stated that us diplomats received the support of two of the five members of the Nobel Committee, however, President Poroshenko, “it is crucial to guarantee” the award.

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As noted by NRK, the U.S. Embassy and the Parliament had denied the authenticity of the letter of Groisman.

Two weeks after the publication of the letter to the office of the Secretary of the Committee and the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Engelstad came two representatives of the Russian Embassy. According to Galstad, it was “absurd” meeting, after which he appealed to the PSB.

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Fellow PSB Arne Haugstad said to NRK that the Norwegian intelligence services learned that “one of the diplomats who came to the meeting with Gastada, was an officer of the foreign intelligence Service of Russia”. This visit, he said, was to influence the decision of the member of the Committee.

The Russian Embassy expressed disagreement with these findings, stating that “the attempt PSB to set a routine diplomatic work intelligence operations to representatives of the Embassy seems paranoia”.

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