The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution on the investigation of the terrorist attacks on the Nord Stream

The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution on the investigation of the terrorist attacks on the Nord Stream

© Danish Defense Command/Forsvaret Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

The UN Security Council has not adopted the Russian draft resolution on the establishment of an international commission to investigate the explosion of the Nord Stream 1, 2 gas pipelines, TASS reports.

The document did not get the required number of votes due to the position of Western countries. The resolution required 9 out of 15 votes to pass. Russia, China and Brazil voted in favor, the rest of the countries abstained, no one voted against. Albania, Great Britain, Gabon, Ghana, Malta, Mozambique, UAE, USA, France, Switzerland, Ecuador, Japan abstained.

If the resolution had been adopted, the Security Council would have turned to the UN Secretary General to create an international independent commission to investigate sabotage on gas pipelines.

As Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote, on the night of September 26, 2022, the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines were blown up near the Danish island of Bornholm. Of the four threads of two objects, only one remained in working condition. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident an act of international terrorism, the purpose of which was to undermine the energy security of the continent.

In early March, two Western publications at once – the American NYT and the German Die Zeit – reported secret data from investigations into gas pipeline explosions. German and American intelligence agencies agreed on the Ukrainian “trace”. According to the NYT, a pro-Ukrainian group, which included Ukrainians and Russians, participated in the blowing up of gas pipelines. The publication reports that members of the group hired a ship to swim up to the gas pipelines, and experienced divers laid the explosives.

The Kremlin called the NYT publication a hoax. Dmitry Peskov is sure that in this way the initiators of the attack are trying to divert attention. In turn, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Kyiv had nothing to do with blowing up gas pipelines.

Read also:

• Foreign Ministry: The fate of Nord Stream is not yet clear • Nord Stream 2 AG will take part in the lifting of an object discovered near the gas pipeline


Be the first to read breaking news on Today’s latest news, and live news updates, read the most reliable English news website

Leave a Reply