NORD STREAM SABOTAGE: What do people in Russia think?

U.S. President Joe Biden warned that if Russia was to invade Ukraine, which they did, he would 'bring an end to the pipeline.' Is that what happened?

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About two months ago, the Nord Stream undersea pipelines were sabotaged and seriously damaged in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

The pipelines had a strategic importance: they were built to directly ship Russian natural gas to Germany, a country that imports more than 30% of its energy from Russia.

Several aspects of the story, including the timing and the discovery of explosive residue at the site of the leak, raised questions about who the perpetrator was and what their goals might have been.

As previously reported by Rebel News, earlier this year, U.S. President Joe Biden warned that if Russia was to invade Ukraine, he would “bring an end to the pipeline.” Around the same time, the U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland explained during a press conference that if Russia was to invade Ukraine, “one way or another” the pipeline will cease being operable.

These statements have caused the U.S. to be blamed for the act of sabotage in international waters.

But after the explosion, U.S. President Joe Biden explained that information circulating online that blamed the U.S. or NATO for the attack was the result of Russian disinformation.

Considering this incident was one of the most economically destructive setbacks for Russia to occur during the war, I thought it would be interesting to see what the Russian people believe. What do they think happened to the Nord Stream? Who do they think the culprit is? Do they care?

“Who blew it up? Whoever could profit. America and England,” one man in Moscow told me.

Another couple explained they purposefully don’t pay attention to politics. They were disinterested in the Nord Stream sabotage and the war in general.

“We try not to pay attention to all of that negativity so we have positivity inside of us.”

Watch my full report from Moscow to learn more about the Nord Stream sabotage and find out what people here in Russia think about it.

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