The Russian diplomat also pointed out the importance of bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Nord Stream explosions in order to prevent the onset of an era of: “chaos and unthinkable damage to all mankind”. “The chance that it will come is extremely high if those responsible for undermining the Nord Stream are not found and do not suffer the appropriate punishment”, he continued, as reported by tass.ru. “When the countries that were behind this compensate the affected states for the damage incurred, as is provided for by international law, and the elementary principles of justice, then and only then will we have a chance to avoid this chaos”, he stressed. On September 27 last year, Nord Stream AG reported ‘unprecedented destruction’ that occurred the day before ‘on three strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines’. Swedish seismologists registered two explosions on September 26 along the pipeline routes. The Russian Federation initiated a case to investigate an act of international terrorism after the damage to the gas pipelines. Seymour Hersh, an American investigative journalist, published an article on February 8. Citing a source, he stated that explosive devices were planted under the Russian Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines. He claimed that under the cover of the BALTOPS exercises, they were placed in June 2022 by US Navy divers with the support of Norwegian specialists. According to Hersh, the decision to conduct the operation was made by US President Joe Biden after nine months of discussions with administration officials involved in national security issues. Adrianne Watson, the head of the press service of the National Security Council of the White House, in response to a request from the Russian news outlet TASS, called the version set out by Hersh “a complete lie and a complete fiction”. ___________________________________________________________ Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.