On September 27, Nord Stream AG reported unprecedented destruction at three threads of its Nord Stream pipeline that occurred the day before
Former US President Donald Trump did not reveal who was responsible for the Nord Stream sabotage, but assured that it was definitely not Russia.
“I don’t want to get our country in trouble, so I won’t answer it,” Trump told the Fox News TV channel in an interview on Tuesday, replying to a question on who was behind the sabotage. “But I can tell you who it [the perpetrator of the sabotage] wasn’t: Russia,” the former president said.
“When they blamed Russia, you know, they said Russia blew up its own pipeline,” Trump said, pointing to the absurdity of that version. “It wasn’t Russia,” he reiterated.
On September 27, Nord Stream AG reported unprecedented destruction at three threads of its Nord Stream pipeline that occurred the day before. Swedish seismologists registered two explosions on September 26 along the route of the pipelines. Russian prosecutors started investigating the incident as an attack by international terrorists.
On February 8, US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article, which said, citing sources, that US Navy divers had planted explosive devices under the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines under the cover of the BALTOPS exercise in June 2022, and Norwegians activated the bombs three months later. According to the journalist, the decision to conduct the operation was made by US President Joe Biden personally, following nine months of discussions with White House security specialists.