Nord Stream attack was paid for by Ukrainian with no ties to Zelenskyy government - media
The publication notes that the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline was "the private initiative" of a Ukrainian who is not affiliated with the Zelenskyy government.
The Times writes about it.
According to the newspaper, the sponsor paid for the yacht charter, the work of elite divers, forged passports, and the purchase of cumulative charges of explosives, which are available only to the oil and gas industry under a special license. It is also emphasized that he is an "influential person".
The newspaper notes that the name of this person has been "circulating" in intelligence circles, but has not been disclosed. The Times states that the intelligence services did this in order not to provoke a conflict between Germany and Ukraine, because at that time the country was "stalling" on providing weapons and tanks to Kyiv.
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.
The New York Times published an article according to which the bombing of Russian gas pipelines was allegedly carried out by a pro-Ukrainian group not directly affiliated with the government or intelligence services.
The President's Office denied Ukraine's involvement in the explosions at the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov denied that Ukrainians were involved in the explosion of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.