After Nord Stream explosions: Kremlin complains about alleged blocking of information
After Nord Stream explosions
Kremlin complains about alleged blocking of information
2/22/2023 4:07 am
At the request of Russia, the UN Security Council is meeting on the subject of Nord Stream 1 and 2. Moscow claims that information about the explosions was withheld from it, including by Germany. The United Nations warn against hasty conclusions.
Russia contradicts Germany’s account that Moscow was informed of the investigation into the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 Baltic Sea pipelines. “They rejected or ignored every attempt to provide us with information,” Russia’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Dmitry Polyansky, told a UN Security Council meeting that Russia had consulted on the issue. Claims to the contrary are false. Poljanski referred to a letter that the Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden and Denmark addressed to the UN Security Council. It emphasizes that Russia has been informed about the joint investigations of the three countries.
The United Nations called for restraint in the face of various accusations. “We should avoid any unfounded allegations that could further escalate already heightened tensions in the region and potentially hamper the search for truth,” UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council. The United Nations could not confirm any claim. The results of the ongoing national investigations by Germany, Sweden and Denmark would have to be awaited.
The UN Security Council met at Russia’s request. According to Moscow, the explosions in September 2022, classified as sabotage, were directed against Russia and Germany. The Kremlin accuses the US of carrying out the attack. There is no evidence of US involvement. For days, however, Russian politicians have been working on unsubstantiated claims by US journalist Seymour Hersh, who, citing a single anonymous source, wrote that US Navy divers were responsible for the explosions in the Baltic Sea. The White House dismissed the report as fabrication.