MOSCOW, 4 Oct — PRIME. The United States may well be involved in the emergency on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, an economics professor at Columbia University said on Bloomberg TV.
According to him, the United States and Poland could be behind the blowing up of pipelines with a high degree of probability. However, the professor’s statements did not suit the hosts of the program, and they demanded to show at least some evidence for their words.
Sachs claimed that US military helicopters were located in Gdansk (Poland), which were just flying in this zone. The decisive argument was the US threat to “do away with Nord Stream”.
The professor also referred to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s remarks about “great opportunities” after the gas pipeline accident.
On September 30, ex-adviser to the head of the Pentagon, Douglas McGregor, said that either the United States or Great Britain were behind the emergency at Nord Stream, and he called the accusations against Moscow “absurd,” since it is unprofitable for Russia to destroy such an expensive project.
Moreover, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, said on the eve that the SVR has at its disposal circumstantial evidence of the West’s involvement in the Nord Stream explosions. And Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev directly called the United States the main beneficiary of the explosions at the Sevpotok.
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, pointed out that the decommissioning of gas pipelines would allow the United States to increase LNG supplies to Europe, thus calling the States the main beneficiary of the state of emergency.
The emergency at Nord Stream occurred on Monday, September 26. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information about the emergency from Denmark as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified Russia of the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency was unprecedented and it was impossible to estimate the repair time.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.