Belgian reporting shows that after the destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline at the conclusion of September 2022, the CIA sent information about the event to Belgian military intelligence. According to credible sources cited by De Tijd, the sabotage was orchestrated in Ukraine.
The publication claims this proves that Belgian intelligence agencies have known for weeks that Ukraine is likely participating in the most severe and destructive assaults on European infrastructure for energy. Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder remained silent on De Tijd’s charges.
The report states this may cause tension in the partnership with Ukraine. Germany had been reliant on Russian gas until its forces invaded Ukraine. In addition to Gazprom of Russia, Nord Stream 1 has funding from Novatek of the United Kingdom, Gasunie of the Netherlands, Engie of France, and Wintershall of Germany.
Some Western media sites reported in March that a pro-Ukrainian group chartered a boat and sailed it full of explosives to the Baltic Sea to detonate the pipes there.
According to a report, German authorities have recreated the two-week journey of the yacht “Andromeda,” which is 50 feet long and is accused of being engaged in the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.
According to The Journal’s sources, the sabotage team loaded Nord Stream 1 with explosives before steering the ship in the direction of Poland. Germany, the report said, was attempting to link DNA samples taken from the ship’s wreckage to a Ukrainian soldier.
Russia stated the claims were an effort to divert attention away from a bombshell story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour Hersh.
Hersh alleged that President Joe Biden issued the order to destroy the Nord Stream pipeline. A knowledgeable source told the writer that US Navy divers hid explosives on the pipes during a June 2022 NATO drill, which was then detonated in September.
Adrienne Watson, a spokesperson for the US National Security Council, dismissed Hersh’s allegation as complete fiction.