Nord Stream AG logo on an office building in Vyborg, Leningrad region, Russia, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a broadcast that Washington has „full control” over the waters around Denmark and Sweden, where four leaks were found on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines that run along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. between Russia and Germany.
“It happened in the trade and economic zones of Denmark and Sweden. These are the very NATO-centric countries that are stuffed with American weapons. These are the very countries that are completely controlled by the American intelligence services. They are absolutely and definitely under the control of the US intelligence services, which completely control the situation there, ”Zakharova said in an interview with the Soloviev Live online broadcast on Thursday.
Denmark is a member of the NATO military alliance, and Sweden’s membership is expected after it abandoned its historic policy of non-alignment after the start of Russia’s NMD in Ukraine.
The European Union suspects sabotage is behind the gas leak from Russia’s undersea pipelines to Europe and has promised a „tough” response to any deliberate breach of its energy infrastructure.
Although none of the pipelines were in use at the time of the alleged explosions, they were filled with gas that has been venting into the Baltic Sea since the ruptures were first discovered on Monday.
According to Thomson Reuters