Investigators have affirmed that there is no evidence that Russia had anything to do with the bombing of Nord Stream 2 and that it doesn’t make any sense that Russia would bomb it. As we read in the Express:
Russia may not be to blame for the Nord Stream pipeline explosions, European officials have acknowledged, despite widespread accusations to the contrary in the days after the attack.
While the idea it was a deliberate act is not in dispute, western officials have begun to question whether Russia was involved after investigations failed to demonstrate its culpability. One European official said there was “no evidence” of Russia’s involvement, while a senior US state department official admitted that forensic investigations into the attacks were proving “exceedingly difficult”.
Echoing the assessment of 23 diplomatic and intelligence officials in nine countries interviewed in recent weeks, one European official said: “There is no evidence at this point that Russia was behind the sabotage.”
Another Western European official said: “The rationale that it was Russia [that attacked the pipelines] never made sense to me.”
The suspicions have arisen after months of difficult forensic analysis failed in any meaningful manner to prove Russia’s culpability.
In light of the lack of demonstrative evidence, one European official said: “The governments that waited to comment before drawing conclusions played this right.”