MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Russia's attempts to participate in the investigation of the Nord Stream sabotage have been met with resistance to uncover the truth, which would surprise many people in Germany, Sweden, and Denmark, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
"As for possible perpetrators, our considerations and our preliminary assumptions are well known. We cannot get any new data at the moment, because we are denied the opportunity to participate in the investigation of this sabotage," he said.
According to him, Russia is working very hard through diplomatic channels with Germany, Sweden, and Denmark, but so far "faces unwillingness to interact in any way and get to the truth together, which will surely surprise many in these European countries if it is made public," Peskov said.
Peskov said earlier that the investigation into the sabotage at the Nord Stream pipelines is being twisted to make Russia responsible, which is absurd. "According to statements that we hear from Germany, from France, from Denmark, this investigation is a priori adjusted to lay responsibility on Russia. That is absurd," he said. "You just need to use elementary logic to understand that such sabotage causes great damage to Russian interests," Peskov added.
Four leaks were discovered on the Nord Stream gas link, with the most recent one pinpointed by Sweden’s coast guard. Earlier, the Nord Stream AG company reported that three threads of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 offshore gas pipelines had suffered unprecedented damage on September 26. Swedish seismologists later revealed that two explosions had been recorded along the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26. After that, investigators of the FSB of Russia opened a criminal case on an act of international terrorism in connection with the explosions.