Denmark declines to collaborate with Russia on Nord Stream investigation, says Russian Ambassador

Russian Ambassador to Copenhagen Vladimir Barbin said that the Danish authorities continue to refuse any contacts with the Russian side in the investigation of the sabotage at Nord Stream and show no interest in organizing an independent international investigation.

According to the ambassador, Denmark claims to be investigating the explosions of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, but so far there is no significant information about the ongoing investigative procedures or any interim results.

He said: “The Danish authorities continue to refuse any deals with the Russian side in this criminal case and show no interest in conducting an independent international investigation.”

“Russia, relying on international law and existing diplomatic mechanisms, will continue to seek a thorough, transparent and impartial investigation of all aspects of sabotage on gas pipelines, including the identification of those responsible, their sponsors, organizers and accomplices,” Barbin added.

Commenting on the information that the German insurance companies Allianz and Munich Re extended the insurance of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, the Ambassador pointed out that, in accordance with the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, Stream AG with the possibility of inspecting gas pipelines, including damage On him.

He stressed: “Now it’s too early to talk about the repair of gas pipelines. Perhaps, such a possibility can only be considered if European countries are interested in Russian gas supplies via this route.”

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the ceremony of presenting his credentials to the ambassadors of foreign states, expressed the hope that Denmark would support Moscow’s proposal to establish a commission to clarify the circumstances of the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosion.

Source: TASS

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