Title: Envoy Views Media Reaction to Norway Missile `Inadequate' Document Number: FBIS-SOV-95-017 Document Type: Daily Report Document Date: 25 Jan 1995 Division: RUSSIA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Sourceline: LD2501195995 Moscow ITAR-TASS in English 1905 GMT 25 Jan 95 AFS Number: LD2501195995 Citysource: Moscow ITAR-TASS Language: English Article Type: BFN Subslug: [By ITAR-TASS correspondents Dmitriy Gorokhov and Yuriy Kozlov]>
[FBIS Transcribed Text] Moscow January 25 TASS -- The Russian ambassador to Norway branded as "inadequate" media reaction to a Norwegian research missile fired today from an island in the Spitzbergen archipelago. "We have to agree with the Norwegian side that it was nothing but a misunderstanding which caused an inadequate reaction from mass media," Yuriy Fokin, the newly appointed ambassador to Norway, told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday. According to the diplomat, "Russia is not going to demand any explanations concerning the 'missile incident' because no incident factually took place." Fokin referred to information obtained from military sources that the missile destined for a routine research, was not targeted at any objects on the Russian territory and "its falling caused no damage of any kind."