The Kremlin regrets the decision of the UN Security Council on the Nord Stream resolution
The Kremlin regrets that the UN Security Council voted down Russia's proposal to set up a commission to investigate the terrorist attacks on Nord Stream. At the same time, Russia will continue to make efforts to "not roll up this topic." This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
“We regret that our initiative did not pass. But of course, the Russian side will continue its efforts to prevent this topic from being covered up,” he said.
Peskov stressed that all interested parties who could "shed light on the customers and perpetrators of this terrorist act" should take part in an objective investigation of what happened. “We consider this extremely important,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
At the same time, Peskov noted that it is too early to talk about specific ways to achieve progress on this issue. “We will do everything in our power to continue to insist and initiate an international investigation,” Peskov added.
Voting on a Russian Draft Resolution on the Creation of an International Commission to Investigate the Bombing of Nord Stream took place On March 27, the document did not receive the required number of votes. Only three countries voted “for” – Russia, China and Brazil. The rest abstained. To be adopted, the resolution must gain 9 out of 15 votes, and none of the permanent members of the Security Council should be against it.
The Nord Stream incident occurred on the night of September 26, 2022. Pressure dropped in both pipelines. Two subsequently discovered leaks were in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Sweden, and two more were in the Danish EEZ. Initially, Germany, Sweden and Denmark agreed to conduct a joint investigation, but this idea was later abandoned. In October 2022, Sweden announced the completion of the investigation, stating "increasing suspicions of gross sabotage", but those responsible for what happened were not named.
On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian side offered the Danish authorities to form an international group of experts and conduct a survey of the Nord Stream lines, but received an ambiguous answer. 16 March Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen informedthat Copenhagen will not give Moscow permission to participate in the Nord Stream investigation. According to him, the investigations of Denmark, Sweden and Germany can be trusted, because in these countries "the rule of law reigns."