MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Western countries have been trying to bar Russia from the investigation into the Nord Stream incidents because there are certain things they want to conceal, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel.
"That they do not let the country that is the owner of the resource and part of the infrastructure to participate in the investigation prompts only one conclusion - there is a great deal they want to hide," Zakharova said.
Nord Stream incidents
On September 27, Nord Stream AG reported "unprecedented’ damage 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. Later, Swedish seismologists specified that they had registered two explosions on the Nord Streams’ routes on September 26. The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office opened criminal proceedings over an act of international terrorism.
Earlier on Friday, Russia’s Ambassador to Denmark, Vladimir Barbin, said on a Danish radio station in an interview that the reluctance of the Danish authorities to let Russian officials join the investigation being conducted by Denmark "stems solely from political reasons and undermines the credibility of future results." An investigation in which only NATO members or countries on the way to NATO membership are allowed to participate is bound to be "politically biased."