Day 581 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russia blamed the US for the Nord Stream Explosion

Day 581 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Russia blames the US for the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline
  • At least 12 killed in new Russian attack in Kherson region
  • Switzerland lifted its veto on the sale of Leopard 2 tanks
  • A wave of outrage in Russia over a video with Kadyrov's son

Russia blames the US for the explosion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline

Russia accused the United States of blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipeline. During a meeting of the UN Security Council, Russian permanent representative to the organization Vasily Nebenzya said that Washington's goal was to maintain its influence in Europe, which needs Russian energy resources.

According to him, more and more evidence is emerging that the sabotage was the work of the Americans. The representative of the United States countered that Moscow may insist on an impartial investigation, but already blames certain countries for what happened.

Also sharp was the statement by the British representative, who welcomed Russia's concern about the destruction of civilian infrastructure and the convening of the Council on the day of the anniversary of the blast, but stressed that every day for more than a year has been the anniversary of a deliberate Russian attack on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

"Dear colleagues, it has been exactly a year since the sabotage in the Baltic Sea. Almost as long since the first meeting of the Council on this subject. In the last 12 months we have heard a lot about the investigation carried out by Germany, Denmark and Sweden that will reveal...

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