A senior Russian diplomat said today, Tuesday, that his country had not been informed of the progress of investigations into the explosions in the Nord Stream pipelines last year, and Moscow had handed over a report confirming this to the United Nations.
Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s deputy delegate to the organization, said Russia had prepared an “official document” based on its correspondence with Denmark, Sweden and Germany and submitted copies of it to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly.
“The documents allow our colleagues at the United Nations to verify that allegations that these countries have informed us of the progress of their investigations are incorrect,” he said via the Telegram platform.
Explosions occurred on September 26 at the two pipelines linking Russia and Germany in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark.
Denmark, Germany and Sweden told the Security Council in a joint letter in February that “the Russian authorities have been informed regarding investigations” by their national authorities.
The Russian state company Gazprom built the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, each consisting of two pipelines under the Baltic Sea, to pump 110 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually to Germany.