MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The words of US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland about Nord Stream-2 manifest Washington’s approval of the terrorist attack on civilian infrastructure, as well as the US motive for undermining global energy security, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday.
On Thursday, Nuland said that "the [US] administration is very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2" would not be operating.
"Nuland’s statements are proof of the [US President Joe] Biden administration’s approval of the terrorist attack that destroyed civilian infrastructure, as well as evidence of Washington’s motive for undermining global energy security," Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel.
On September 27, 2022, Nord Stream AG reported "unprecedented damage" to the three lines of Nord Stream pipelines near the Danish Island of Bornholm. Swedish seismologists later revealed that two explosions had been recorded along the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26. On November 18, the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office said that the explosions at the pipelines were sabotage. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case over charges of international terrorism.