Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Security Council, Vassily Nebenzia, said that Russia is determined to bring to justice those responsible for sabotaging the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last September.
“Russia remains determined to bring to justice those who ordered and carried out the sabotage act,” Nebenzia said during a UN Security Council meeting.
He added: “Since Germany, Denmark and Sweden are charged with protecting the involvement of their big brother (the United States) across the ocean, investigators there have their hands tied and their eyes closed”.
He continued: “Our country intends to submit a draft presidential statement on this issue to the attention of the Security Council… We’ll submit the text in the coming days”.
He added: “Therefore, as Seymour Hersh himself told us, following the meeting between Joe Biden and Olaf Scholz, instructions were issued to the US and German intelligence services to come up with an alternative version of the events and gradually leak it to the media”.
“This is what they are doing now,” Nebenzia continued.
Earlier, Seymour Hersh quoted an unnamed official: “The administration (US President Joe Biden) raised the issue of Nord Stream for discussion because it was the only pipeline that we (the Americans) could access and this (sabotage) could be disavowed”.
He continued: “Senior officials in Sweden and Denmark, who continue to assert that they have no idea what is happening in their shared territorial waters, have turned a blind eye to the activities of US and Norwegian agents”.
On September 26, marks the first anniversary of the Nord Stream gas pipeline bombing, which targeted the two gas pipelines through which Russia supplies gas to the European continent.
Russia requested a meeting of the UN Security Council, on February 22 of this year, regarding new information about the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions.
The UN Security Council also refused, earlier, to adopt a Russian draft resolution, drafted by China and several countries, calling for the formation of an international committee to investigate the circumstances of the Nord Stream line bombing incident.