Russia not knowledgeable on progress of Nord Stream blasts probe

Moscow has not been knowledgeable in regards to the progress of an investigation into final yr’s Nord Stream pipeline blasts and has handed in a report back to show this to the United Nations, a senior diplomat mentioned on Tuesday.

Russia has ready an “official doc” based mostly on its correspondence with Denmark, Sweden and Germany and has given copies of it to the UN Safety Council and the UN Common Meeting, mentioned Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador.

“The paperwork enable our colleagues on the UN to confirm that the allegations that these international locations have knowledgeable us of the progress of their investigations are usually not true,” Polyanskiy mentioned on the Telegram messaging platform.

The Sept. 26 explosions on the pipelines connecting Russia and Germany occurred within the unique financial zones of Sweden and Denmark. Denmark, Germany and Sweden advised the Safety Council in a joint letter in February that the “Russian authorities have been knowledgeable relating to the continued investigations” by their nationwide authorities.

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Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, every consisting of two pipes, had been constructed by Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom to pump 110 billion cubic metres (bcm) of pure gasoline a yr to Germany below the Baltic Sea.