WASHINGTON, Oct 1 – PRIME The Russian Embassy in Washington called the statement by US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the situation with the terrorist attacks on the Nord Stream international gas pipelines an example of the demonization of Russia.
The diplomatic mission noted that the official, on the one hand, stressed the need for a comprehensive analysis of the incident in the Baltic Sea and refused to “speculate about those responsible for the obvious act of sabotage.” At the same time, the embassy adds, Sullivan, “contradicting himself and elementary logic,” categorically ruled out the involvement of the United States and its NATO allies in organizing the attacks.
“Such statements, as well as Sullivan’s attempt to draw public attention to the alleged risks of physical and cyber attacks on Western infrastructure from Russia, is another example of the unfounded demonization of our country. We see in him Russophobia deeply rooted in Washington and a desire to manipulate public opinion. Aspiration” sweep under the carpet “uncomfortable questions about who actually benefits from the break in energy ties between Moscow and European capitals,” the commentary posted on the diplomatic mission’s Telegram channel says.
The Embassy also called for a comprehensive and objective study of all the circumstances of this emergency.
On Friday, Sullivan said that the US administration is not inclined to believe that any of the NATO countries is responsible for the accident on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
On Monday, terrorist attacks occurred simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage.
The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The operator of Nord Stream, Nord Stream AG, reported that the emergency on gas pipelines was unprecedented, and it was impossible to estimate the timing of repairs.
The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions. However, the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2, completed in 2021 but never put into operation, has also already been filled with gas.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.