denies US media claims about Nord Stream

48 denies US media claims about Nord Stream

A Wall Road Journal report that known as the nation a “hub” for alleged saboteurs is “utterly unfaithful,” in accordance with Warsaw

A Wall Road Journal (WSJ) report on Poland’s alleged position within the Nord Stream fuel pipelines blasts final September is “utterly unfaithful,” the Polish Nationwide Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement to the nation’s day by day Rzeczpospolita on Thursday.

Citing German investigators, the US media outlet claimed in early June that the EU nation supposedly served as an operational base for the suspects that may be behind the Russian pure fuel pipeline sabotage. A Polish supply conversant in the investigation advised the paper that Berlin allegedly knew little or no about among the suspects and may be following the fallacious monitor solely.

Warsaw has launched its personal probe into final September’s incident, alongside Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, the prosecutor’s workplace advised the Polish outlet. The info gathered by Polish officers contradicts the claims made by the WSJ, it added.

“The assertion that ‘Poland was a logistics hub for the operation of blowing up Nord Stream’ is totally unfaithful and isn’t supported by the proof of the investigation,” the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.

The WSJ reported {that a} yacht known as the ‘Andromeda’ – which was chartered by a Ukrainian-owned, Warsaw-based journey company and moored at a Polish port – had been crusing round every of the areas the place the explosions later occurred.

The Polish prosecutor’s workplace mentioned there was “no direct proof” of the yacht’s or its crew’s involvement within the blasts. ‘Andromeda’ arrived in Poland from a small German port known as Wiek with six folks on board. It moored in one of many Polish ports for 12 hours earlier than leaving the nation’s territorial waters, in accordance with the prosecutors.

“The findings of the investigation present that, throughout the keep of the yacht in a Polish port, no objects have been loaded onboard, and the crew of the yacht was inspected by the Polish Border Guard,” the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned. The vessel’s crew had Bulgarian passports, which appeared genuine, in accordance with the officers. Not one of the crew members have been banned from getting into the Schengen space both, they added.

“There isn’t a proof that may point out the participation of Polish residents in blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline,” the prosecutor’s workplace concluded.

A supply conversant in the Polish probe additionally advised Rzeczpospolita that German investigators had contacted Polish officers in mid-Could and requested data beneath the European Investigation Order. The Germans requested many questions on ‘Andromeda’ and its crew, together with “many trivial info,” the supply mentioned, including that they apparently had no information of them. Berlin was additionally not keen to share its personal findings on the problem, the supply added.

Rzeczpospolita’s supply additionally questioned the yacht’s position within the sabotage operation by claiming that it couldn’t be used to move sufficient explosives to related areas and ship them to the undersea pipelines. No gear that would facilitate that was discovered onboard, they added.

Rzeczpospolita additionally reported that Polish officers had not dominated out the chance that the yacht might need been used as a distraction from the very onset and its function was to place the complete investigation on the fallacious monitor.

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