The story of the explosion of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines is about a real interstate conspiracy to establish control over the European gas market. This was stated by the chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, head of the LDPR Leonid Slutsky.
Earlier, a journalist from the United States, Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh published on his page on the Substack online platform an investigation into the undermining of Nord Stream. Citing a knowledgeable source, he said American divers planted explosive devices under the pipelines, and representatives of the Norwegian Navy activated them by dropping a sonar buoy. He also pointed out that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan took part in the planning of the sabotage.
“Essentially, we are talking about a real interstate conspiracy to gain control over the European gas market. A brazen criminal offense on a continental scale has been committed. As the laws of forensic science say, to disclose it, look for someone who benefited from it, ”Slutsky wrote in his Telegram channel, commenting on Hersh’s article.
According to the deputy, Washington did not hide the fact that they want to replace Russian gas with their LNG in Europe, and Norway has increased European exports of blue fuel to record levels, not embarrassed to set prices. “And Oslo can justify as much as you like that it is not a beneficiary of anti-Russian sanctions and the situation in general, but the numbers are a stubborn thing,” Slutsky added.
In his opinion, the conclusions made by the American journalist and the reaction of US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to the gas pipeline incident “should be the reason for an independent international investigation into the sabotage on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, since such actions by Washington threaten the energy security of the whole world.
As Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, Nuland earlier said that the White House was very pleased with the fact that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would not work. Commenting on this recognition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Nuland thus actually admitted the participation of the United States in the terrorist attack on gas pipelines.
• Klimov urges not to expect serious consequences from Hersh’s investigation • Involvement in the undermining of Nord Stream 2 was denied in the United States