Norway expressed doubts about the economic feasibility of the Northern Sea Route and intends to verify its compliance with environmental standards. This is with reference to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Ine Marie Erickson Sereide write “Izvestia”.“So far, the route operates within the framework of existing agreements. But it should be checked for compliance with environmental standards that are put forward for ship routes in the Arctic, ”the minister said.She also noted that while the Northern Sea Route “has serious problems” with both search and rescue operations and inadequate infrastructure, and with an extremely harsh climate.“This greatly complicates the task of making the route profitable and commercially successful, as many would like,” explained Inie Marie Erickson Sereide.The minister also explained that while Norway will not provide its seaports as part of the route.In turn, the Russian embassy told the publication that Norway did not participate in the development of the sea route, calling it the internal affair of Russia. According to the newspaper, Japan, China and the Netherlands are showing interest in the Northern Sea Route.The Northern Sea Route is a shipping route, the main sea communication in the Russian Arctic. According to TASS, the route runs along the northern shores, connecting the European and Far Eastern ports of Russia, as well as the mouths of navigable Siberian rivers into a single transport system. The route is going over a distance of 5600 km.