Russia did not blow up gasoline pipeline – Nord Stream boss

Moscow was not behind the “sabotage” of the Nord Stream pipelines in September 2022, Matthias Warnig believes

Russia is unlikely to be behind an assault final September on the Nord Stream gasoline pipelines, based on Matthias Warnig, the top of Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG – two Swiss-based corporations working the undersea Russian gasoline pipelines. Warnig, who is claimed to have long-standing private ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke to German newspaper Die Zeit not too long ago.

“The Russians? No,” he instructed Die Zeit’s Stefan Willeke when requested about Moscow’s potential complicity in an incident that left each Nord Stream 1 strings and one Nord Stream 2 string severely broken. Die Zeit printed a prolonged profile interview on Wednesday, detailing Warnig’s relations with Putin and his work for corporations affiliated with Russia.

Warnig, who has been the managing director of the Nord Stream AG firm because it was based in 2006, offered no definitive reply to a query on who could be behind the incident. When requested by Willeke whether or not London might need been behind it, the person known as it “a speculation” and known as on the journalist to “think about it.”

The Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, constructed to ship elevated quantities of gasoline to EU nations, notably Germany, had been broken in a sequence of underwater explosions on September 26, 2022. The pipelines, aside from one Nord Stream 2 string, had been rendered inoperable and are in want of repairs.

The incident passed off off the island of Bornholm, throughout the financial zones of Denmark and Sweden. Sweden, Denmark, and Germany launched a probe into the incident however refused to share the outcomes with Russia. Specialists from the Russian vitality big Gazprom had been solely allowed to research the blast web site as soon as, in late October.

Western officers had been fast accountable Russia for the incident. Moscow blasted the alleged sabotage assault as an “act of terrorism” and pointed the finger at Washington. No official probe outcomes have been offered, and no suspects have been named thus far.

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