Investigators discover new proof in Nord Stream sabotage – Der Spiegel — RT World Information

An electronic mail to lease the boat within the pipeline assaults got here from Ukraine, based on investigators

Metadata from emails used to lease a yacht suspected of being concerned within the explosions that broken the Nord Stream pipelines transporting pure fuel final yr implicates Ukrainian nationals, Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper reported on Friday.

In March, Der Spiegel claimed a yacht referred to as ‘Andromeda’ had allegedly been utilized by a workforce of divers to sabotage the Nord Stream pipelines. The publication cited the invention of traces of explosives within the cabin of the vessel and faux identification paperwork that had been used within the hiring of the boat. 

The outlet’s most up-to-date report signifies that metadata from an electronic mail despatched to investigate concerning the renting of the yacht “results in Ukraine.” The president of a presumed shell firm by which the yacht was rented additionally lives in Kiev, based on German broadcasters NDR and WDR, in addition to different media sources within the EU nation. 

Der Spiegel additionally wrote on Friday that investigators had been probing if the assault may have been undertaken by an unbiased group of Ukrainian commandos or if the sabotage would doubtless have been licensed by Kiev. The Ukrainian authorities, in the meantime, has denied all hyperlinks to the explosions. 

Up to now, no group – state physique or in any other case – has accepted accountability for September’s explosions, which got here quickly after Moscow lowered fuel provides to Europe following the implementation of a wave of Western sanctions on Russia over its navy operation in Ukraine. 

In February, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh detailed in an in depth report proof he claimed linked Washington to the assaults, which he stated had been performed in tandem with figures in Norway. 

Moscow – which was accused of orchestrating the blasts as a ‘false flag’ occasion by some within the West – on Thursday summoned the ambassadors of Germany, Sweden, and Denmark in protest over what the Russian International Ministry referred to as a “full lack of outcomes” in an investigation into the supply of the blasts. 

“It has been famous that these nations will not be enthusiastic about establishing the true circumstances of this sabotage,” Moscow’s international ministry spokesperson stated on Thursday, including that investigators had been delaying their efforts and making an attempt to “conceal the tracks” of the true perpetrators.

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