HANOI, October 4. /TASS/. After threatening to eliminate the Nord Stream gas pipelines, the West has not concealed its actions in destroying this infrastructure, Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said during a meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday.
Russia’s chief prosecutor explained that nowadays, both the architecture of international security and the rule of law are being undermined worldwide. "Politicians and diplomats from Western countries are increasingly adhering to double standards. Their public stance on recent malevolent acts with regards to the Nord Stream gas pipelines became the pinnacle of aggression and cynicism. First, they proclaimed their intention to eliminate this infrastructure, then they made little attempt to conceal their actions to destroy it, and finally they accused Russia of sabotage. You see that this is complete insanity, of a mass nature at that," he said.
"Under these conditions, it is particularly valuable that Vietnam, despite provocations and disinformation, remains our reliable friend and strategic partner," Krasnov added.
Four leaks were discovered last week on the Nord Stream gas link, with the most recent one pinpointed by Sweden’s coast guard. Earlier, the Nord Stream AG company reported that three threads of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 offshore gas pipelines had suffered unprecedented damage on September 26. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Moscow was "deeply concerned about the news" and did not rule out that the pipelines’ operation could have been disrupted by an act of sabotage. Swedish seismologists later revealed that two explosions had been recorded along the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26. The Danish Energy Agency reported that a large amount of gas had spilled into the sea.