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War in Ukraine: Does Russia really have no interest in sabotaging the Nord Stream gas pipelines?

2022-09-29T13:12:44.418Z

THE VERIFICATION - Object of all suspicions, Moscow considers "stupid and absurd" to be accused and has called for a meeting of the UN Security Council.



The incident happened suddenly, unexpectedly, and raises more questions than it answers.

On Monday, September 26, two explosions severely damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, causing one leak in Swedish territorial waters and two leaks in Danish territorial waters.

A fourth leak was identified on Thursday in the Baltic Sea, on the Danish side.

Quickly, the track of sabotage was privileged and, with it, a question, for the moment insoluble: who was at work?

Suspicion immediately fell on Russia, which is one of the few countries, along with the United States, to be able to carry out such an operation.

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Moscow brushed aside these accusations, saying that it “

suffers serious economic damage as a result of these acts

”.

Russia is urgently calling for a meeting of the UN Security Council, scheduled for Friday.

On Thursday, the Kremlin also denounced a “

terrorist act

” involving a foreign “

state

”, after pointing to the United States, which…

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Source: lefigaro

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