The journalists asked von Geyr what was the reason for “soaking” the bombardment of Nord Stream, to which the ambassador replied: “These investigations have not yet been concluded.”
He added that he considers the “deliberate actions” committed in gas pipelines unacceptable, also threatens international security and causes “deep concern” in Berlin.
According to von Geyr, Denmark, Germany and Sweden continue to investigate the explosion, “to fully clarify what happened and why.”
The undermining of Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea occurred at the end of September last year. In Russia, this was described as a terrorist attack, as a result of which both pipelines failed.
The day before, the Bundestag deputy from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) faction, Steffen Kotre, said that Berlin does not receive enough information from the allies about the sabotage of the “streams”, nor does it conduct a transparent investigation. In his opinion, the reason for such a position of Germany’s allies is that at first they blamed Russia for what happened, and then calmed down, which may indicate that “only the allies” were involved in the explosions.
In early February, Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh published an investigation into the Nord Stream explosions. According to the journalist, the explosives were planted last summer by American divers with the support of the Norwegian side. US authorities rejected Hersh’s account.