Tromsø decides it hates cities

26th October

The municipal council in the northern Norwegian city of Tromsø voted unanimously on Tuesday to end its “frienship city” ties with Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Nadym with immediate effect. Mayor Gunnar Wilhelmsen of the Labour Party cited the “serious situation” that’s emerged after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. “This is important for Tromsø and the role we have in the Arctic,” said Wilhelmsen,, independent website in Oslo