Confirmation of data on Norway’s involvement in the explosions on the Nord Stream 1, 2 gas pipelines will seriously affect the country’s reputation. Vladimir Dzhabarov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, shared this opinion on February 10 at the press center of the Parliamentary Newspaper.
On February 8, American journalist Seymour Hersh published an investigation stating that the United States, together with Norway, was involved in the undermining of Nord Stream on September 26, 2022. Dzhabarov believes that this information requires additional verification and may turn out to be fake, fabricated. However, the senator does not rule out such an option.
The parliamentarian is sure that this is a great danger for Norway, because it is a gas producing country, a huge number of gas pipelines of which also stretch along the seabed. “Norway may receive some kind of retaliation from a group of some well-wishers,” Dzhabarov suggested.
He added that Russia does not deal with such issues, but if Norway’s involvement is confirmed, this will seriously affect its reputation as a peace-loving country. “We considered Norway a non-hostile country. Unfortunately, they have moved into the category of hostile countries,” the senator summed up.