Russia has demanded that the United States provide a thorough response to each and every point of journalist Seymour Hersh’s investigation into the explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year.
“Hersh’s investigation is bigger than Watergate,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Telegram, referring to the political scandal that led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon in 1974. “American presidents have never gone so far. The Biden administration is obliged to give a thorough response on all points.”
In his article, Hersh alleges that the US Navy planted explosives under the Nord Stream pipelines in June 2022, with the assistance of Norwegian specialists. He says the US did this out of fear that Germany would become too dependent on Russian gas and would be less likely to support NATO in the conflict in Ukraine.
The US government has denied any involvement in the Nord Stream explosions.
The Nord Stream pipelines are two underwater pipelines that carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. The explosions caused significant damage to the pipelines, and they have been out of operation since September 2022.
The Russian government has accused the US of being behind the explosions, but the US has denied any involvement.