Russia Finally Comments On Dropping Of Nord Stream Sabotage Investigation

by Vern Evans

The Kremlin has finally decided to comment on Denmark dropping the investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has suggested that the Danish decision to end its investigation into the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea was probably motivated by Copenhagen’s unwillingness to establish the truth about the crime.

The Copenhagen Police do not see “sufficient grounds to pursue a criminal case in Denmark” over the incident, they said on Monday in a statement announcing the development, according to a report by RT. The probe, conducted jointly with the Danish Security and Intelligence Services (PET), was “complex and comprehensive” and resulted in a conclusion that the incident was deliberate sabotage. Nothing was said about possible suspects in the press release, however.

Many others have indicated that the United States was behind the sabotage. Vladimir Putin, who is Russia’s head ruler blamed the U.S. almost immediately. Shortly after, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh also compiled evidence that the U.S. was responsible for the deliberate damage to the pipelines.

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Hersh claimed that Joe Biden was seeking to cement Germany’s antagonism towards Russia in the Ukraine conflict and ensure the European Union’s long-term reliance on Western energy.

The U.S. continues to deny it had anything to do with the sabotage.

The energy links built to bring Russian natural gas directly to Germany were ruptured by unknown perpetrators in a series of explosions in September 2022. Germany as well as Denmark and Sweden, in whose economic zones the sabotage took place, had each launched separate inquiries. Sweden closed its probe earlier this month. –RT

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The situation is “close to absurd,” Peskov told journalists when asked about the news. “Apparently, they were getting closer to, as they call it, outing their closest allies,” he suggested. “One can only express absolute astonishment and nothing else.”

Denmark has claimed that investigators cooperated with “relevant foreign partners,” but Peskov stated that Russian law enforcement was not among those. “In the early stages of the investigation, we consistently asked the Danes for information about what had happened, but the requests were rejected,” he said.

A German government spokesman said Berlin remains “very interested” in getting to the bottom of the incident.

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