Navarsete believes Norway will benefit from a more moderate policy toward its powerful neighbor.
– We can contribute Russia to change its policy through an open dialogue. And the day they do, we must hope that we can normalize relations, says Navarsete to Klassekampen.
Norwegian Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide previously told CNN that it is not possible to return to normal relaitons with Russia.
Navarsete thinks this way of expressing oneself is wrong, even if she and the rest of Sp dissociate from Putin’s Ukraine policy.