Pipelines: US suspects pro-Ukrainian group behind Nord Stream explosion

Pipelines: US suspects pro-Ukrainian group behind Nord Stream explosion

According to a media report, there is evidence that a pro-Ukrainian group is behind the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines – but much remains vague.

According to a media report, the United States suspects that a pro-Ukrainian group is behind the explosion on the Nord Stream pipeline, according to a new investigation by domestic intelligence services. However, there is no evidence that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy or his top lieutenants were involved or that individuals acted at the behest of any Ukrainian government officials, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The new information does not reveal who paid for the attacks or commissioned them, or which members made up the pro-Ukrainian group. The allegations suggested that the group opposed Russian President Vladimir Putin.

No comments were initially available from the USA, Ukraine and Russia. A government spokeswoman in Berlin announced that they had taken note of the latest report by the New York Times. “The Federal Public Prosecutor (GBA) has been investigating the matter since the beginning of October 2022. He thus has sovereignty over the procedure. In addition, investigations into the explosions are ongoing in Sweden and Denmark, both under the auspices of their national authorities. A few days ago, Sweden, Denmark and Germany informed the United Nations Security Council that the investigations were ongoing and that there were still no results.

Russia had pumped gas from Siberia to Germany and other European countries through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline until the delivery stop. Nord Stream 2 was not commissioned because of the Russian attack on Ukraine. With the exception of one pipeline, the two twin tubes were damaged by explosions in September 2022.

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