MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying hinted that the United States was behind the attacks on Nord Stream. She posted the corresponding post on her Twitter page.
“Who is behind the sabotage at Nord Stream? Who is the biggest beneficiary?” the diplomat asked.
Hua Chunying accompanied her post with three screenshots. One of them contained a statement by US President Joe Biden , according to which the American leader spoke publicly about the possibility of “ending Nord Stream” if Russian troops crossed the border of Ukraine . , and the third cited a Pentagon report on the training of American special forces swimmers.
The attacks took place on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe : Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 . Germany , Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. 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 October 3 , Gazprom reported that the pressure in the damaged Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines had stabilized, gas leaks had stopped, and gas was being pumped out of another Nord Stream 2 pipeline to check its integrity. In turn, the Swedish Coast Guard said that day that a “smaller” leak from Nord Stream 2 was continuing and even increasing slightly.
The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod announced the government’s determination to refuse Russia ‘s participation in the investigation of the sabotage and the identification of those responsible.