Kremlin Alleges US and UK Involvement in Nord Stream Attack

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has implicated the US and the UK in the terrorist attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Kremlin Alleges US and UK Involvement in Nord Stream Attack
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Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has implicated the US and the UK in the terrorist attack on the Nord Stream pipelines. He suggested that these nations played a role in orchestrating the explosions that took place on the crucial energy infrastructure.

Hersh's Insights and Kremlin's Confirmation

Peskov's comments come on the heels of an exposé by renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. The article penned by Hersh suggests that the US may have masterminded the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines due to concerns over its diminishing influence on Germany and Europe at large. "We don’t know who Mr.

Hersh’s sources are, but fundamentally, the information that he has published obviously coincides with the data that our special services have," Peskov remarked, highlighting a congruence between Hersh's findings and the Kremlin's intelligence.

An anonymous US official was quoted in Hersh's report, alluding to the fact that Washington chose the Nord Stream undersea natural gas pipelines as a target primarily because they could easily dismiss any accusations of involvement.

This claim underscores the strategic importance of the pipelines and the potentially broader geopolitical implications.

The Incident at Nord Stream

On September 26, 2022, a significant disruption struck the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines.

The following day, Nord Stream AG confirmed that their infrastructure had sustained unprecedented damage. Furthermore, Swedish seismologists recorded two explosions on the pipeline routes, adding a layer of evidence to the assertion that this was no mere accident.

In the wake of these alarming incidents, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office initiated a criminal investigation, framing the episode as an act of international terrorism. Peskov's remarks have intensified the gravity of the situation. "It is not so important here who used what kind of typewriter; it is important here that de facto such a terrorist attack against critical energy infrastructure owned by an international joint enterprise was organized, of course, by the US and the UK," he stressed.

While these allegations are bound to strain diplomatic relations, it is vital for an impartial and comprehensive investigation to ascertain the truth behind the incident. The security of energy infrastructure is of paramount importance not just for the nations directly involved but for the stability and well-being of the global community.

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