Norway's prime minister is voicing a Nordic-Baltic regional fear about increased assertiveness by Russian forces.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Wednesday at an annual meeting of the five Nordic and three Baltic states, "We cannot have a world where big countries decide what to do with their neighbors." voicing a Nordic-Baltic regional fear about increased assertiveness by Russian forces.

But Solberg also noted that Norway, which shares a border with Russia in the Arctic, has a different relationship with Moscow than the Baltic countries that fear their large eastern neighbor.

Solberg says there is "a cooperation" between Norway and Russia in connection with their joint, nearly 200-kilometer- (124 mile-) long border.