Russia may seek compensation from Nord Stream blasts

Russia may seek compensation from Nord Stream blasts

This handout picture released by the Danish Defence Command on September 27, 2022 shows the gas leak at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as seen from the Danish Defence's F-16 rejection response on the Danish Baltic island of Bornholm, south of Dueodde. A Russian diplomat told News Agency RIA Novosti on Monday that Moscow may seek compensation over damage from last year's explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

The pipelines connecting Russia and Germany under the Baltic Sea were hit by unreliable blasts last September in an act of international terrorism. We do not rule out the raising of compensation for damage as a result of the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Dmitry Birichevsky, head of Russia's Foreign Ministry department for economic cooperation, said in an interview with the news agency.

He added that Western countries were opposing a Russia-prepared UN Security Council resolution urging an independent international investigation of the Nord Stream blasts.

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Birichevsky said that they intended to continue to insist on a comprehensive and open international investigation with the mandatory participation of Russian representatives.