Russian warships were near Nord Stream gas pipelines few days before explosions

According to t-online, a German news outlet, Russian warships were detected in the vicinity of Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines just days before the recent explosions that caused damage to the pipelines.

Sources from security services and open data confirmed that the Russian ship grouping had the necessary equipment to plant explosive devices. Satellite imagery indicated that at least three suspicious ships left the Russian naval base in Kaliningrad on September 21, with three other Russian Navy ships possibly providing military protection.

Experts suspect that mini-submarines could have initially placed explosive charges on the pipelines. If it is determined that the SS-750 was at the scene, the Russian Navy would become the primary suspect, as noted by the portal. Despite explosive residue being discovered and Sweden previously suspecting sabotage, the identity of the perpetrator remains unknown.

Recently, The New York Times published an article citing sources and data from the intelligence community, indicating that non-governmental groups, potentially including Russians and Ukrainians, may have been involved in the explosions. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has denied any involvement by his country in the blasts and suggested analyzing which actors may have been responsible for such an occurrence.

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