On 8 March, the European Union, Iceland and Norway suspended all activities of the Northern Dimension policy which involve Russia and Belarus.
With the Northern Dimension policy, the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Russia have promoted dialogue and concrete cooperation based on good neighbourliness, equal partnership, common responsibility and transparency. The Northern Dimension policy includes Belarus as an observer.
“By its unprovoked and unjustified military actions, Russia is grossly violating international law and undermining European and global security and stability. We have also condemned the involvement of Belarus in this aggression against Ukraine,” a press release from the European Commission said.
The EU, Iceland and Norway consider that Russia and Belarus have by their actions grossly violated the rules-based multilateral relations and principles underlying the Northern Dimension policy.
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