Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky called the refusal of French Permanent Representative Nicolas de Riviera, whose country chaired the UN Security Council in September, to give a response to the representative of Gazprom at meetings on sabotage at Nord Stream a scandal. According to Moscow, this is contrary to the norms and practices of the Security Council.
“Apparently, having broken because of the unconvincing criticism of the Western camp regarding our approaches, he, in violation of any norms and practices of the Security Council, did not allow the press secretary of Gazprom, Sergey Kupriyanov, who was invited to the event as a speaker, to respond to the incorrect accusations against this company. ", - wrote Mr. Polyansky in Telegram. In his opinion, Paris thus "fully exposed itself, because earlier, at all stages, calls for dialogue and for taking into account the opinions of others were the hallmark of the French in the Security Council." “And when it came to the body, it all came down to a banal attempt to shut up the speaker,” the Russian representative added.
Dmitry Polyansky considers it important that at the meeting of the UN Security Council, all its members "condemned the incident to one degree or another and called it unacceptable." Many called for an investigation into the sabotage.
Sergei Kupriyanov at a meeting of the UN Security Council informedthat at the time of the explosion there were about 800 million cubic meters of gas in the three lines of Nord Stream. This corresponds to Denmark's consumption for three months. The Permanent Representative of France did not allow the representative of "Gazprom" to speak at the end of the meeting with a reply, referring to the fact that the arguments can come only from the members of the Council.
Read more about the meeting - in the material "Kommersant" "The UN Security Council remained on its own".