Danish Navy detected Russian vessel equipped with mini-submarine near Nord Stream four days before sabotage
Danish Navy sighted a special Russian vessel in the nearby area. where the sabotage of the gas pipelines took place. Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines four days before they were blown up, the newspaper reported Friday. Information.
A Danish ship took 26 photographs last September 22 of the SS-750, equipped for underwater operations and that it had a mini-submarine on board, the Danish Defense Ministry confirmed to the newspaper, which did not give further details, citing the ongoing investigation.
In total, two leaks were located in each pipeline (both out of service and located in the Baltic), two in the Danish area and two in the Swedish area.all in international waters, which the governments concerned soon labeled as “sabotage”, as well as pointing to a state actor as the culprit.
German, Swedish and Danish authorities, in addition to Russian authorities, are keeping several investigations open, but have given little detail on their status. The Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office reported earlier this month that it is a “complicated” case” and that it will be “difficult” to confirm who the perpetrator was.
Both the affected countries and the rest of the European Union (EU), the United States and Russia. speak of sabotagealthough they differ as to the possible authorship.
Moscow has accused “Anglo-Saxon” countries of being behind it, alluding to Washington’s long-standing opposition to the project and to its threats to stop it by any means if Russia intervened militarily in Ukraine, while some Western countries have pointed in the opposite direction.
An investigation by U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh pointed weeks ago to U.S. intelligence, with the collaboration of Norway and other Western countries.
U.S. and German media subsequently pointed to a pro-Ukrainian group as a possible perpetrator of the sabotage.