MOSCOW, 29 Sep — PRIME. The beneficiary of the Nord Stream accident is the United States, the shutdown of gas pipelines will allow the country to increase LNG supplies to Europe, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
The Foreign Ministry rejected statements about Russia’s involvement in the emergency at Nord Stream
On Monday, incidents occurred simultaneously on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe. According to information from the Danish and Swedish authorities, two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream and one at Nord Stream 2 near Bornholm Island. Berlin, Stockholm and Copenhagen do not exclude targeted sabotage.
“But there was an absolute beneficiary of this situation. Of course, this is Washington,” Zakharova said during a briefing.
According to a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, the shutdown of the gas pipelines, as US officials have noted for years, will allow the US to increase its LNG supplies to the European Union.
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. First Russian Deputy Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said that an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with sabotage against the Nord Stream gas pipeline was scheduled for 22.00 Moscow time on Friday.