Ukraine: Regime denies involvement in Nord Stream pipeline blast

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Ukraine has denied any involvement in last September’s attack on the Nord Stream pipelines, which carried Russian gas to Europe. Kyiv’s remarks follow a report from the New York Times, which cites anonymous US intelligence officials who suggest a pro-Ukrainian group was to blame. In a separate report, German media say investigators believe they identified the boat used to plant the explosives. … German newspaper Die Zeit reported that German authorities had made a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of the attacks. According to joint research published by the paper and other German media organisations, the boat used to plant the explosives was a yacht hired from a firm based in Poland, which reportedly belonged to two Ukrainians. The nationalities of those who carried out the attack were unclear. However, the paper says German investigators have not yet found any evidence as to who ordered the destruction.” (03/07/23)