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US officials say intelligence indicates pro-Ukrainian group sabotaged Nord Stream pipelines

According to a report, new intelligence compiled by US officials shows that a proUkraine group was responsible for the September attack on Nord Stream Pipelines.

The New York Times reported that there was no evidence that Ukraine’s president or any other Kyiv official was involved in the attacks that spewed natural gases into the Baltic Sea.

The paper quoted US officials who said that the culprits were most likely Russian and Ukrainian nationals opposing Vladimir Putin’s regime.

There was much speculation over who was responsible for the explosions at the Nord Stream 1 & 2 pipelines that transport Russian gas to Germany.


According to the New York Times, the US intelligence review indicated that the attackers were Russian President Putin opponents. However, it did not identify the members of the group or who directed or paid the operation.

“Officials have examined the intelligence and concluded that the saboteurs are most likely Ukrainian or Russian nationals or a combination of both. The paper reported that US officials claimed no British or American nationals were involved.

Officials from Ukraine have denied that Kyiv was involved in the explosions.

Russia denied involvement and blamed the West repeatedly, while the US NATO called the pipeline attacks “an attack on sabotage”.

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Investigators from Sweden, Denmark (in whose exclusive economic areas the explosions took place) have stated that the ruptures were caused by sabotage but have not revealed who they believe is responsible.

They stated last month that their investigations are still ongoing.

The US and Britain stated Tuesday that they are still waiting for the findings. John Kirby, White House spokesperson, said “only then should you be looking at what follow up actions might or may not have been appropriate”.

Germany claimed Tuesday that it had reviewed the New York Times report, but its own investigation has not yielded any results.

Mykhailo podolyak, a senior aide to Volodymyrzelenskyy, stated that Kyiv was “absolutely NOT involved” in the blasts, and had no information about what actually happened.

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Each of the two pipes in Nord Stream 1 or Nord Stream 2 were constructed by Russia’s Gazprom, which was designed to transport natural gas from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea.

However, because of frictions between Russia & the European Union over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine the Nord Stream was not operational when the explosions destroyed the three pipelines.

Three of the four pipes burst in September by mysterious blasts, while one Nord Stream 2 pipe remains.



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