Posted 12 октября 2022,, 06:35

Published 12 октября 2022,, 06:35

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Question of the Day: who blew up Nord Stream pipeline?

12 октября 2022, 06:35
The Russian side hints that NATO was involved, while Sweden, in whose exclusive economic zone the explosions occurred, refuses to disclose the results of its investigation for the time being.

Ivan Zubov

The echo of explosions on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipelines does not subside. Investigators from different countries, and, of course, propaganda also joined the search for those responsible for this incident.

For example, Gazprom unexpectedly admitted that it had discovered NATO explosive devices at Nord Stream back in 2015, according to the statement of the official representative of this company, Sergei Kupriyanov.

In support of his words, a Gazprom official showed photographs of a “NATO underwater destroyer of mines“ Sea Fox ”equipped with explosives. He, according to him, was discovered by the Swedish military on November 6, 2015 in the immediate vicinity of the Nord Stream pipe. The detection point of the device is the 651st kilometer, the depth is 40 meters. The Swedes neutralized it, while NATO said that it "was lost during the exercises."

“He lay in the space between the gas pipelines, clearly at one of the threads”, - Kupriyanov said. - This is the teaching of NATO. When a military explosive device is exactly under our gas pipeline.

However, at the same time, the Swedish authorities announced yesterday, October 10, that they would not share data from the investigation into the explosions at Nord Stream with Russia.

“Russia will not receive data from the preliminary investigation into the accident at the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Sweden,” Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said. According to her, the incidents on the gas pipelines, which the Swedish Security Service considers explosions, occurred in the country's exclusive economic zone, but not in its territorial waters.

At the same time, Sweden is coordinating its actions with Denmark and Germany, where they are also investigating what happened. The day before, Reuters reported that the German Prosecutor General's Office had already collected evidence of the explosions and opened a case. The nature of the evidence has yet to be revealed.

German prosecutors have opened preliminary proceedings on the fact of explosions in pipelines in the Baltic Sea.

According to the agency, investigators from the German police and criminal police went to the site of the explosions on October 7 to collect evidence using the Seacat underwater drone, and now the prosecutor's office has joined the investigation. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, there is enough evidence that the gas pipelines were deliberately damaged by several explosions...