UN, October 1 – Novosti. Western countries consider the attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines as revenge for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Russian Permanent Representative Vasily Nebenzya said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
He noted that before the speech of the US Permanent Representative Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the Russian side did not link the sabotage with the situation around Ukraine.
“Now we see that our Western colleagues perceive this sabotage, no matter who committed it, as a kind of revenge for Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” Nebenzya said.
The statement of the American side, he noted, narrows the circle of suspects and will help in the investigation.
Last Monday, terrorist attacks took place simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe . Germany , Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time.
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a speech in the Kremlin following the results of referendums in the DPR , LPR , Kherson and Zaporozhye regions , speaking of sabotage on the Nord Stream, said that “the Anglo-Saxons are already not enough sanctions”, they have begun to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure.