|Gas leaks from the Nord Stream gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea. (Photo: VNA)
Speaking on 1tv channel, he stressed that "This terrorist attack will not go unnoticed." The New York Times quoted US officials as saying that a pro-Ukraine group likely attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
The Zeit newspaper wrote that German investigators had identified a vessel used by the saboteurs. The company that rented it allegedly belonged to Ukrainian citizens and was registered in Poland.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that the Kremlin does not believe that some pro-Ukrainian individuals could have been behind the Nord Stream explosions, as only a handful of intelligence services are capable of committing such a terrorist attack.
Russia has not been allowed to participate in the investigation. Moscow has submitted a resolution to the United Nations Security Council on the need for an international investigation into sabotage.
Peskov stressed that Russia continues to demand a transparent and prompt investigation.