April 18, 2024

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Volodymyr Zelensky says destruction of Khakovka Dam will not affect Kiev’s counteroffensive plans

Volodymyr Zelensky says destruction of Khakovka Dam will not affect Kiev’s counteroffensive plans

According to the Washington Post, the CIA received information about a Ukrainian plan to sabotage the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

A European-based intelligence agency warned the CIA in June 2022 that Ukrainian special forces were planning to sabotage the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

The daily cited information from several classified documents posted online by young U.S. serviceman Jack Teixeira before the leak was discovered and the suspect arrested in mid-April.

Four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the documents indicate that an unnamed European country’s intelligence agency told the CIA that military divers reporting directly to the commander of Ukrainian forces were plotting sabotage. pipe.

Nord Stream 1 and 2, carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany, were damaged by underwater explosions on September 26, causing them to malfunction and potentially cost Moscow billions of dollars in revenue. Several countries, including Russia, Ukraine and the United States, were accused of responsibility, but all denied it.

According to the Washington Post, the United States informed allies including Germany after being alerted to the alleged attack plan. The operation, overseen by General Valery Salujny, was carried out without the knowledge of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the European intelligence agency at the origin of the information.

The Washington Post revelations coincided with findings by German investigators that a group of six chartered a sailboat in Rostock, Germany, with fake passports. The Polish rental company is actually owned by Ukrainians. However, Danish media recently reported that a Russian naval vessel specializing in underwater operations was photographed near the sabotage area shortly before the explosions.

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