New intelligence has revealed that a pro-Ukrainian group is behind the sabotage on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.
According to The New York Times, officials were found to have refused to disclose the nature of the information received, how it was obtained, or any details about the evidence it contained.
According to intelligence, the perpetrators of the attack are “opponents of Vladimir Putin”, while, the newspaper added, nothing is said about the composition of this group and its possible leaders, as well as the possibility of links between the perpetrators of the terrorist attack and the Ukrainian government is still open.
According to the New York Times, the explosives could have been placed on gas pipelines by experienced divers who had nothing to do with the army or special services.
Meanwhile, US officials said they found no evidence of Russia’s involvement in these attacks, in addition, it is alleged that British and US citizens were not involved in the sabotage.
The newspaper also emphasized that any indication of Kyiv’s involvement in this incident could affect relations with Germany and undermine support for Germany.
In late September, terrorist bombings disrupted both of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 export gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea. Sweden, Denmark and Germany are investigating, but the Kremlin has called the incident an act of international terrorism.
On February 8, prominent American journalist Seymour Hersh published a journalistic investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline explosion incident on September 26, 2022, based on intelligence information he said he received from one of those who were directly involved in the preparations for bombardment.
In his investigation, Hersh pointed out that explosive devices were planted under the Nord Stream pipelines by the United States of America under the cover of the BALTOPS military exercises with the support of Norwegian specialists, who detonated them 3 months later.
Hersh noted that US President Joe Biden made the decision to carry out the operation after 9 months of discussions with national security officials in his administration.
For its part, the White House vehemently denied the veracity of the information contained in the investigation, with US National Security Council spokesman Adrian Watson saying, “This information is a fabricated and mythical lie.”