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Twenty people who did not obey the orders of the police were arrestedpolice said in a statement after ending the action by Greenpeace.

Chartered by the Russian oil group Novatek, the Ust Luga, registered in Hong Kong, transports 95,000 tons of kerosene bound for the Esso terminal in Åsgårdstrand, in the south-east of Norway, had indicated the NGO in a press release .

The tanker was from the Russian city whose name it bears, located near Saint Petersburg, according to the Marine Traffic website.

Twenty Greenpeace activists on a rubber dinghy chained themselves to its chain, while others on kayaks unfurled banners Oil fuels war (oil fuels war), according to the NGO.

Some activists had been intercepted by the police before they could take part in the action.

I’m shocked that Norway is acting like a haven for Russian oil which is known to be funding the war (of Russian President Vladimir) Putinsaid the head of Greenpeace Norway, Frode Pleym, quoted in the press release.

According to a spokeswoman for Esso Norway, the shipment in question is not affected by Western sanctions taken against Russia in connection with the invasion of Ukraine.

The order was placed before the invasion of Ukraine by Russiaunderlined Anne Fougner with the newspaper Dagbladet.

Esso Norway has no other purchase contracts for products from Russiashe added.

Although it is not a member of the European Union, Norway has applied since March 18 almost all the sanctions decreed by the Twenty-Seven against Moscow.

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