Spanish expert says US benefits from undermining Nord Stream

Washington could be interested in sabotage on the Nord Stream, which would increase Germany’s dependence on cooperation with the United States. This opinion was expressed by an expert on Russia and a teacher of modern history at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Josep Puigseg, in an interview with a Chinese agency. Xinhua February 27.

“I increasingly believe that the incident that led to the blowing up of the gas pipeline was the result of the United States <…> since there is an obvious benefit for the United States and at the same time an increase in their geopolitical influence on Germany, ”he said.

According to Puchsega, another long-term consequence of the decommissioning of SP and SP-2, favorable for the US, is the reorientation of Russian energy supplies to Asian countries.

In addition, the expert mentioned NATO operations that were organized in the same area where the pipelines passed, shortly before the terrorist attack.

Interruptions in the operation of Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 were recorded in September 2022. The representative of the seismic center of Sweden, Bjorn Lund, said that two powerful underwater explosions occurred in the area of ​​​​leaks in pipelines at the time of the emergency. Traces of explosives were found at the crash site. The Russian Federation called the incident an act of state terrorism.

American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh on February 8 published his investigation into sabotage on Russian gas pipelines. It says that US divers planted bombs during the Baltops exercises in the Baltic Sea last June, and the Norwegians activated the explosives.

Washington’s motives, according to the journalist, were to force the FRG to provide military and financial support to Ukraine. The US and Norway deny any involvement.

On February 22, the US State Department rejected the results of the investigation into Hersh and his ties to Russia. His conclusions about sabotage on gas pipelines, the press secretary of the American department, Ned Price, called a blatant lie.

A day earlier, a meeting of the UN Security Council on explosions at the Nord Stream, requested by Russia, was held. At the event, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebezia called for an independent investigation. He also added that the countries that were behind the explosion should compensate for the damage. The organization’s deputy secretary general, Rosemary DiCarlo, said in response that the UN could not confirm or verify the sabotage allegations, as it awaited the results of national investigations.

On the same day, it became known that Denmark, Germany and Sweden had prepared a joint statement by the permanent missions of the three countries to the UN. It states that the investigation into the terrorist attacks on gas pipelines has not been completed and the timing of its completion is still unknown.

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