MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. Russia and Germany must participate in the investigation into the incidents at Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Vershinin said at a press conference this Wednesday.
"We are talking about sabotage," the diplomat said. "An investigation is needed. Certainly, this should be the investigation with Russia’s participation but it would probably be important to involve Germany in this investigation as well, since gas was actually flowing to Germany in the first place," Vershinin said.
The West did not insist on a thorough investigation at all in the cases of provocative false flags like Bucha or Izyum, but immediately laid charges against Russia freely, the deputy minister said. However, the investigation is sure to happen in this case, especially since participants in the UN Security Council’s meeting convened at Russia’s request on September 30 unanimously supported it, Vershinin noted. "We support this and agree to the investigation but it must be thorough, unbiased, and with Russia’s participation," he said.
The diplomat recalled the need to ask the Cui Prodest "intimate and very simple questions" in such cases. "Who will benefit from the absence of cheap gas from Russia, supplied to the European continent for decades and always reliably? If looking at incoming information, it can be seen that supplies of US gas, which is, by the way, several times more expensive than Russia’s, surged many-fold and dependence on the US also increased," Vershinin added.