New York, 26 September 2023
There have been several meetings on this issue.
The same narrative and the same positions have been repeated once more today for the very simple reason that there is nothing new on the matter.
Many briefers have tried to explain what they don’t know and what we still don’t know.
Our position has been very clear from the beginning and remains the same.
We have been and are deeply concerned by an apparent act of sabotage on the pipelines North Stream 1 and 2, in the exclusive economic zones of Denmark and Sweden, in the Baltic Sea. Such acts are unacceptable.
We reiterate our full support for the investigations initiated by the national authorities of Denmark, Germany, and Sweden to determine the origin of the damage and the possible perpetrators.
We understand that the investigation is underway, and we have full confidence in its objectiveness and comprehensiveness. Such investigation processes are complex, delicate and need time.
The three countries that are carrying the investigations have strong judicial institutions and unquestionable records on the rule of law.
To conclude I would like to stress that we should be patient and wait for the ongoing investigation’s conclusions.