Putin rejects claim of Nord Stream blasts organized by Ukrainian groups
Putin has dismissed the version that Ukraine or Ukrainian activists were involved in the Nord Stream accident and noted the ‘US interest’
He said this in an interview with Russian propagandists.
He said that the attack on the Nord Stream pipeline was committed at the state level, and that "no amateurs" could have done it. He called the version that the attack was organized by Ukrainian activists complete nonsense. It could only have been carried out by specialists backed by the full power of a technological state.
And he immediately clarified that, in his opinion, the United States was interested in blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines.
As for Germany's position as the country that was supposed to receive gas through the pipeline, Putin haughtily stated that it had never been truly sovereign since World War II. And now the United States continues to occupy Germany. And in general, Europeans have lost the gene of independence, the more they are beaten, the more they bend and smile wider.
Putin also complained that Russia is not investigating the Nord Stream terrorist attack because it is not allowed to visit the site. The Russian Federation has not received any response from Denmark for the proposal to investigate the presence of another explosive device at Nord Stream. The Russian Federation wants to get permission from Denmark to neutralize possibly another bomb on the Nord Stream, but the answer is "uncertain" so far.
The Russian president added that the explosion at Nord Stream was very strong, with a "large piece" of the pipe being torn out. There are no examples of repairs after an accident of this scale in the world.
Putin said it was possible to repair Nord Stream after the explosion, but it would require time, money, and new technologies.
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.
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.
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