Comment by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on Denmark’s refusal to investigate sabotage at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines…

We paid attention to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, L. Löcke Rasmussen, containing a refusal to grant permission to the Russian side to participate in the investigation of sabotage at Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2.

It is well known that for two and a half years Denmark deliberately delayed consideration of the issue of granting Nord Stream 2 AG a permit to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the exclusive economic zone of the kingdom. A very significant attitude. Obviously, even then Copenhagen worked out the instructions of its overseas patrons.

This time, the head of the Danish Foreign Ministry called a spade a spade. Copenhagen, which so zealously defends US interests in Europe, was initially not interested in conducting an investigation that could shed light on the true perpetrators and customers of the terrorist attacks. The vague reaction of the Danish side to the information transmitted to it about the discovery by Nord Stream 2 AG of an object in the area of the welded joint during the survey of the SP-2 gas pipeline in February 2023 is another confirmation of this.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly commented on the actions of the Danish authorities on Nord Stream. We emphasize that to date , the Danish authorities have not bothered to give any intelligible answer or provide any results of the investigation to any of the numerous appeals of the Russian side . And this despite the fact that it is Russia, as the owner of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, that is the injured party.

Copenhagen did not consider it necessary to give any response to the official message of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation M.V. Mishustin sent back in October 2022 to the Prime Minister of Denmark M. Frederiksen with a proposal for the participation of representatives of the Russian competent federal executive authorities and PJSC ” Gazprom” in the investigation.

❗️ Despite the refusal of the Danish side to jointly investigate sabotage, the Russian Foreign Ministry will continue to seek answers from Copenhagen to the questions posed earlier. “Sweep under the carpet” this question will not succeed.

☝️ We proceed from the fact that only a comprehensive and open international investigation with the mandatory participation of Russian representatives is able to provide the public with reliable and objective data on the causes, perpetrators and customers of sabotage.

Maria Zakharova