Global Times: USA will benefit most from Nord Stream sabotage
MOSCOW, October 2 – RIA Novosti. In an article for a Chinese publication, Xijin Hu writes that the United States would benefit most from the destruction of Nord Stream, but that Washington also risks dangerously aggravating the confrontation with Russia. Global Times.
According to the observer, such sabotage can have uncontrollable consequences for the world community.
“Sabotaging Nord Stream is like opening a Pandora’s box, hoping to unleash new disasters. This is unprecedented madness,” said Xijin Hu.
He emphasized that the US has always been against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, suggesting that in this way they could plan to put Europe, especially Germany, in a decisive confrontation with Russia. Xijin Hu added that such actions, if proven guilty, could destroy relations between Europe and Washington and also lead to a new round of escalating conflict.
“The destruction of North Stream signals the opening of a new front, giving rise to a strong premonition that the conflict is expanding and escalating. “The devastation of the crisis, which previously swept only Ukraine, is now suddenly spreading to the Baltic Sea,” he said.
On September 26, a gas leak was discovered in Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2. At that time, both gas pipelines did not work – pumping through the Nord Stream was suspended from the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions, and Nord Stream 2, completed in 2021, was never put on. to the operation. to the operation. However, the pipelines remained filled with gas.
According to operator Nord Stream AG, the accident is unprecedented and the time frame for repairs is impossible to predict. Sweden’s seismic center recorded powerful underwater eruptions in the emergency area. The German and Danish authorities do not exclude that sabotage was the cause of the emergency. NATO claims the accident was “the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage”.
The Kremlin described the incident as an act of international terrorism. According to Vladimir Putin, “sanctions are not enough for the Anglo-Saxons”, they began to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure. Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Novak noted that the USA, Ukraine and Poland, which are the countries that have a negative attitude towards this project, are interested in the decommissioning of Nord Streams.
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