Posted 9 февраля 2023,, 09:58

Published 9 февраля 2023,, 09:58

Modified 9 февраля 2023,, 10:24

Updated 9 февраля 2023,, 10:24

The Kremlin accused the West of "curtailing" the investigation into Nord Stream

The Kremlin accused the West of "curtailing" the investigation into Nord Stream

9 февраля 2023, 09:58
The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that attempts are being made by the West to curtail the investigation into the undermining of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
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According to Peskov, the Kremlin expected to intensify the investigation, but this did not happen: on the contrary, the reverse process began.

Peskov stressed that after the day before the American investigator Seymour Hersh published data that divers of the US Navy and the Norwegian authorities were involved in the undermining of the "Northern Streams", it is necessary to intensify the international investigation.

"This is a very important material that should provoke an acceleration of the international investigation. And we see attempts to tacitly curtail the international investigation", - RBC quoted Peskov as saying.

It's worth reminding that on February 8, the Putiltzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh published the results of a large-scale investigation into the preparation and conduct of a US special operation to destroy the Russian Nord Stream pipelines built to supply natural gas from the Russian Federation to the Baltic Sea. Europe.

The investigator believes that the explosions of three strands of the gas pipeline were carried out using C-4 explosives, which were laid by divers of the US Ministry of Internal Affairs in June 2022. The investigation says that the underwater bombs were activated three months later with the help of a sonar buoy dropped from an airplane into the area where the bombs were placed. Hersh writes that the Norwegian authorities assisted the Americans in covering up the operation, which had a double interest in this matter: they are US partners in NATO and economically benefit enormously from eliminating Russian competitors in order to increase their own gas supplies to the EU.