MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called a statement from US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, who openly expressed joy over the damage to the Nord Streams pipelines, amusing.
"You can't hide the truth. The other day, speaking in Congress, Ms. Victoria Nuland, the under secretary of state, said openly [that] like many senators, and she personally, the State Department as an organization is happy that the Nord Stream pipelines have turned into metal junk on the Baltic Sea floor. It's an amusing admission," he said on Monday at a news conference after talks with Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
The reaction of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is even more interesting, Lavrov added. He reiterated the words of the chancellor, who, when asked to comment on the timeframe in which the investigation would be completed, said that in legal states, officials should refrain from making assumptions and only announce them when there is evidence. No one in the EU or the US "even thought of taking advice from Mr. Scholz," he said.