The world community is closing in on Vladimir Putin and Russia. The airspace is closed and the country is excluded from more and more things in the world.
Russians are world famous for their vodka, and before the weekend, Reuters reported that Canadian authorities were stopping the sale of all Russian alcoholic beverages.
In this country, however, there is no question of doing the same at the moment.
Halvor Bing Lorentzen is Vinmonopolet’s Communications Director. He says they have 19 different Russian products from three wholesalers in their range. All but one are ordered goods. In other words, not something Vinmonopolet ships to every store.
– Some stores may have these items on the shelves locally.
He says that Vinmonopolet will follow the sanctions decided by Norway.
– We are a monopoly, with equal treatment requirements, and cannot conduct our own policy in this area, but follow the recommendations of the authorities. There is nowhere else to buy these items, he explains and continues:
“At the moment, the sanctions are against Putin and his entourage, not against the Russian people, but we are constantly monitoring the situation and are ready to stop the sale of Russian products if the authorities recommend it,” he said. .
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