On Svalbard, relations between Russia and Norway had remained peaceful even after the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and after Norwegian support for European sanctions against Moscow. Now, however, it seems clear that a significant change is in the offing: the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 not only marks a breaking point for most international relations, but also threatens to seriously damage all the balances that have been established in this remote area over the last century. Read the full article on Osservatorioartico.it [the original article is written in Italian, if necessary you can translate it using Deepl.com]