- Sputnik International, 1920
Nord Stream Sabotage
The Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, which delivered energy to Germany from Russia, were hit by explosions in September 2022. In February, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh alleged that the explosions were organized by the US with the support of Norway.

Kremlin: Moscow Alarmed by Idea of Excluding Russia From Investigation on Nord Stream

© Photo : Swedish Coast GuardGas leak location on Nord Stream 2
Gas leak location on Nord Stream 2  - Sputnik International, 1920, 05.10.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow is alarmed by the statements of Denmark and Sweden about the exclusion of Russia from the investigation of the situation of the incidents at the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the participation of the Russia should be mandatory, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

"So far, from the press conferences that were held in Denmark and Sweden we have heard such alarming statements that any cooperation with the Russian side is excluded. We will certainly wait for some clarifications on this; we believe, of course, that the participation of Russia in the inspection of damaged sites and in the investigation of what happened should be mandatory," Peskov told reporters, commenting on whether the ban of the Swedish coast guard on the movement of ships within a radius of 5 nautical miles from the accident on the pipeline will mean that this zone will be put of reach for Gazprom and its contractors.

in the meantime, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin stressed that Moscow demands an international investigation into the rupture.

"It is clear that no decisions were made, but a general opinion was voiced that it was sabotage and that an investigation was needed. We support this, there should really be an investigation. Certainly, with the participation of Russia. It is important to involve Germany in this investigation," Vershinin said at a press conference organized by the Rossiya Segodnya international media group.

Nord Stream 1 and 2 suffered fuel leaks after experiencing rapid pressure drops on September 26, while Sweden and Denmark registered explosions in the area. The operator later said that the damage to the pipeline system is unprecedented.
President Putin stated that it was a deliberate attack on European energy infrastructure, blaming "Anglo-Saxons". At the same time, the Russian prosecutor general's office informed that it is investigating the pipeline incidents as acts of international terrorism.
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