“We have to deal with the Russian authorities, talk to them,” TASS quoted him as saying.

According to the politician, contacts must be maintained even in difficult times to find solutions for the export of grain, the exchange of prisoners of war, nuclear security and other issues.

Støre also said that the country will increase financial support for Ukraine.

The Pentagon noted that in the coming months, events in the Russian special operation zone could be decisive for the fighting in Ukraine.