Russian UN Envoy on Nord Stream Blast: Denmark, Germany, and Sweden Protecting US
© Photo : Swedish Coast Guard In this picture provided by Swedish Coast Guard, a small release from Nord Stream 2 is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
© Photo : Swedish Coast Guard
On Tuesday, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said Moscow would insist on bringing to justice those responsible for the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage.
Germany, Denmark, and Sweden have been tasked with protecting the United States in the situation surrounding the explosion of the Nord Stream pipelines, Vassily Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting.
"Since Germany, Denmark and Sweden have been tasked with justifying the involvement of their overseas big brother, their investigators have their hands tied and their eyes closed," Nebenzya said.
"That's why, as the same Seymour Hersh told us, after the meeting between Joe Biden and Olaf Scholz, the American and German intelligence services were instructed to come up with an alternative version of events and gradually leak it to the media," he added.
"But the fabrications are very implausible," he added.
The Nord Stream pipelines, built to deliver gas under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, were hit by explosions in September 2022. The pipelines' operator, Nord Stream AG, said that the damage was unprecedented and that it was impossible to estimate the time repairs might take.
Denmark, Germany, and Sweden have left Russia out of their investigations into the attack, prompting Moscow to launch its own investigation with charges of international terrorism.
No official results of the investigations have yet been announced, but Pulitzer Prize-winning US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published a report in February 2023 alleging that the explosions were carried out by the United States with the support of Norway. Washington has denied any involvement in the incident.