Patrushev called false statements about the Ukrainian trace in undermining the Nord Streams

Patrushev called false statements about the Ukrainian trace in undermining the Nord Streams

Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev called reports that sabotage on the Nord Stream was committed by Ukrainians as disinformation. According to him, only the intelligence services of the United States and Great Britain could do this.

“I would like to remind you of the sabotage on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines committed in September 2022. Western media and officials then vied with each other to say that the explosions were allegedly organized by Ukrainians who approached the gas pipelines on a yacht. This disinformation was spread by them with the expectation of incompetent Western citizens,” said Mr. Patrushev (quoted by Interfax).

At a meeting of the Security Council secretaries of the Shanghai Commonwealth Organization (SCO) in Astana, Mr. Patrushev said that such an operation could only be carried out by special units that “are at the disposal of the United States and England.”

The Nord Stream gas pipeline was built in 2010–2012. It originates in Vyborg and delivers gas to Europe along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. In 2018, construction began on Nord Stream 2, which repeated the characteristics and route of the first gas pipeline, but started from the village of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad Region.

In September 2022, explosions occurred at Nord Stream and the uncommissioned Nord Stream 2. Western media reported that the explosions were coordinated by the former commander of one of the special operations forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel Roman Chervinsky. Germany, Denmark and Sweden began their own investigations, but refused to involve Russia in them. In 2024, Sweden and Denmark announced that they had not found any suspects and were ending their investigation into Nord Stream.

Read more about liquidation of the consequences of the accident in the material “Nord Stream appreciated the ascent”.

Alexandra Goroshilova

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