MOSCOW, October 2 – Novosti. The United States or Great Britain could have attacked the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2, Douglas McGregor, a retired American colonel and former senior adviser to the head of the Pentagon , said on the Judging Freedom YouTube channel.
“You have to look at what government agencies had the ability to do this. And this is the Royal Navy, the United States Navy. I think it’s pretty obvious,” he said.
As the colonel explained, the pipes of the gas pipeline are unusually strong due to their design, so hundreds of kilograms of TNT had to be used to damage them.
A leak of blue fuel was discovered on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines – Nord Stream and Nord Stream – 2 . According to the operator Nord Stream AG, the accident is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the timeframe for repairs.
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova , said that NATO conducted exercises using deep-sea equipment in the area where the Nord Stream incidents occurred.
The Kremlin called the incident an act of international terrorism. According to President Vladimir Putin , “sanctions are not enough for the Anglo-Saxons”, they have begun to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure.
The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions, but the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2, completed last year but never put into operation, has also already been filled with blue fuel.