Denmark refuses Russia access to investigation of Nord Stream sabotage
Denmark does not intend to allow Russian representatives to investigate the underwater explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines
The Local reported the information, citing Danish Foreign Minister Lars Rasmussen.
"We have told the Russians that we will investigate this thoroughly. And when we have done that, we will announce the results of that investigation," Rasmussen said.
According to the foreign minister, Germany, Denmark and Sweden initiated separate investigations into the explosions.
"Denmark, Sweden and Germany all have rule of law and one can have confidence in our investigations," the minister emphasized.
On the night of September 26, 2022, a sudden drop in pressure occurred in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. On September 27, it was reported that gas from the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline had spilled into the Baltic Sea on the eve of the launch of the Baltic Sea pipeline. At the same time, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that the damage to the Russian Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea was the result of deliberate actions.
Later it became known that on September 26, a man-made explosion of about 700 kg of TNT equivalent occurred on the routes of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the damage to the Nord Stream pipeline a sabotage.
Subsequently, Swedish intelligence services confirmed the sabotage at Nord Stream and searched for those responsible for the explosions. At the same time, German investigators stated that they had no evidence that Russia was behind the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines.
The media in the United States and Germany have investigated the Nord Stream accident, seeing it as a trace of pro-Ukrainian forces, but officials in the countries advise waiting for the results of the investigation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that it is still unknown who was involved in the explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September 2022.
The tanker that was maneuvering suspiciously in the area of the sabotage has appeared in Western investigations