MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The EU countries will have to face the truth and admit that they were betrayed by their allies in the situation involving the Nord Stream incidents, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Wednesday.
She drew attention to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak’s statement that Russia was ready to supply gas through the undamaged Nord Stream 2 pipeline string.
"Will someone dare say after that our country is behind the act of sabotage? I do agree that it is very difficult to realize the truth. But someday the EU countries will have to do this and to admit that they were betrayed by their allies," she said.
Nord Stream incidents
On September 27, Nord Stream AG reported unprecedented destruction that occurred the day before on three strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines, which were discovered within a few hours. Swedish seismologists later specified that on September 26 they registered two explosions on the Nord Stream routes. Russia’s Prosecutor General's Office launched criminal proceedings over an act of international terrorism.
The operation of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with repairs of Siemens turbines stemming from Western sanctions, but the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2, completed in 2021 but never put into operation, had been filled with gas, too.