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UN Security Council to hold closed session on Nord Stream on Wednesday — Brazil

The event will be held after an open session on Ukraine, to begin at 23:00 Moscow time

UNITED NATIONS, November 8. /TASS/. The UN Security Council will convene on Wednesday, November 8, to discuss the sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream pipelines, Brazil’s permanent mission to the UN said.

"At the Russian Federation’s request, a closed meeting will be held on the issue of the Nord Stream pipelines," the mission said.

The event will be held after an open session on Ukraine, to begin at 23:00 Moscow time. It will be held on Russia’s initiative, in connection with the Ukrainian military’s latest deadly shelling attack on Donetsk.

On September 27 last year, Nord Stream AG reported "unprecedented damage" a day earlier on three strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 offshore pipelines. Swedish seismologists had recorded two explosions on the offshore routes of the pipelines on September 26. The Russian Prosecutor General's Office launched criminal proceedings over an act of international terrorism after the gas pipelines were damaged.

On February 8, US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published an article claiming, citing anonymous sources, that US Navy divers had planted explosive devices under the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines under the cover of the BALTOPS naval exercise in June 2022, and that the Norwegians then activated the bombs three months later. According to the journalist, the decision to conduct the operation was made by US President Joe Biden personally, following nine months of discussions with White House national security advisers.