Kiev (EFE).- Ukraine on Wednesday denied having any relationship with the acts of sabotage against the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 that took place last September.
In a message on his Twitter account, the adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliak, also denied that Kiev had any information about the “pro-Ukrainian groups” that have been blamed for these attacks.
“Although I enjoy collecting funny conspiracy theories about the Ukrainian government, I have to say: Ukraine has nothing to do with the Baltic Sea mishap and has no information about ‘pro-Ukrainian sabotage groups,'” the adviser said. Volodymyr Zelensky.
The newspaper The New York Times assured this Tuesday that a pro-Ukrainian group could be behind the acts of sabotage against Russian gas pipelines.
“New intelligence reviewed by US officials suggests that a pro-Ukrainian group carried out the attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year,” the newspaper reported, stressing that, according to these officials, there is no evidence that President Zelensky or his closest collaborators have been involved in the operation.
At the time of the sabotage, Moscow accused “Anglo-Saxon” countries of being behind it, alluding to the opposition to the project that Washington has maintained for years, because it supposedly generates European dependence on Russian gas.
The attacks against the gas pipelines, which were not in service, caused two leaks in each of them, two in the Danish zone and two in the Swedish zone, all in international waters.
UN Secretary General visits kyiv
The alleged Ukrainian involvement in the attacks on the gas pipelines will undoubtedly be one of the issues to be discussed during the official visit to Kiev this Wednesday by the UN Secretary General.
Antonio Guterres arrived in the capital of Ukraine last night and during his third visit to the country since the start of the war, he will negotiate with President Zelenski the continuity of the grain export agreement, as well as “other relevant issues”, as announced by the agency spokesperson on his Twitter account.
The contract for the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea, controlled by Russia, expires on March 18 and the UN insists on a new extension of the agreement, according to local Ukrainian agencies.
The initiative was launched last July and was extended in November, with the mediation of the United Nations and Turkey.
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