Nord Stream attack: does the trail lead to Ukraine?
The investigation into who carried out the attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipelines continues. Journalistic research has now revealed that the findings of intelligence services point to Ukraine. According to these investigations, a pro-Ukrainian group may have carried out the attack. For Europe’s press, the mystery is far from being solved.
Clearing up the mystery will take a while
The evidence is still completely unclear, Lidové noviny notes:
“In addition to the new information in the case, there is still the New York Times’ finding that before the explosion there were almost 50 different ships in the area that had deactivated their identification in a bid to hide their location. So it seems that it really could have been anyone who caused something strange to happen in the waters of the Baltic. Let’s see if someone is actually caught with the ‘smoking gun’ in the end. It doesn’t look like that will happen right now. By the looks of it we won’t learn the truth for a few years yet.”
Details deliberately suppressed
Večernji list comments:
“News that US officials conclude from intelligence gathered so far that a ‘pro-Ukrainian group’ was responsible for the destruction of Nord Stream 2 in September last year could cause unrest among allies and partners. ... The Times writes in its analysis that Western governments and intelligence agencies deliberately refrained from releasing details suggesting this [Ukrainian] involvement in order to protect Ukraine, or to prevent a potential weakening of the coalition.”