Intelligence information to which United States authorities have had access points to a pro-Ukrainian group as the main suspect in the sabotage perpetrated last year in the gas pipelines North Streamalthough it is not known that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyor other authorities were aware, according to ‘The New York Times’.
The September explosions in the Nord Stream 1 and the Nord Stream 2 as it passed through the Baltic Sea, they unleashed a wave of accusations and suspicions in September that to this day remains unclear, beyond the common consensus that it was an act of sabotage, something in which they agree from Ukraine to Russia, passing for the United States.
The new data collected suggests that the attacks were the work of an anti-Moscow group, although it is unknown who is part of this cell or who was able to pay for the operation. The official sources consulted by ‘The New York Times’ have not clarified the origin of these new tracks nor have they offered a clear conclusion.
Washington has shared this information with the authorities of the countries directly affected, responsible for the investigations, and by Now he does rule out Russian involvement. In the Ukrainian part, there is no endorsement from the Zelensky government either, although an indirect relationship with some authority is not ruled out, reports the American newspaper.
The attack… launched from a yacht?
For its part, a joint investigation by the German public broadcasting channels ARD, SWR, the newspaper ‘Zeit’ and the magazine ‘Kontraste’, maintains that the attack would have been launched from a chartered yacht to a company based in Poland and owned by two Ukrainian citizens.
According to this version, the command – made up of the captain of the boat, two divers, two diving assistants and a doctor – set sail from the German city of Rostock on September 6, 2022. The nationality of these five men and a woman is not clear, although it is known that they would have used fake passports to carry out the sabotage operation.
There is also evidence of the boat passing through the German municipality of Wieck auf dem Darss and the Danish island of Christianso, located in the Baltic Sea. After the operation she was delivered uncleaned and they found remains of explosives at the table in the cabin, he deepens the investigation of the German media.
This same version adds that shortly after the sabotage of the Nord Stream, “a Western secret service warned their European counterparts” that “a Ukrainian commando was responsible for the attack” according to the newspaper ‘Zeit’.
Both the Government and the Ukrainian Intelligence services have publicly denied any responsibility for this incident, which fueled political and energy tensions in the midst of a military escalation. The Russian authorities have also distanced themselvespointing instead to the potential political and economic benefits the United States would gain from the sabotage.
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