According to Trump, Russia did not blow up Nord Stream.April 12, 2023
Former US President Donald Trump has dismissed claims that Russia was behind the destruction of the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year, but said that speculating on the true perpetrator might “get our country in trouble.” In an interview with Fox’s Tucker Carlson, Trump said that he can tell you who it wasn’t, was Russia. A February report by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh stated that US President Joe Biden had personally ordered the bombing as a way to persuade Germany to ramp up support for Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have also denied any involvement in the sabotage, and subsequent reporting by the New York Times has claimed that an unnamed “pro-Ukrainian group” was behind the attack. Hersh has rejected the Times’ account as part of a “cover-up” staged by US intelligence agencies, and Moscow has voiced skepticism about the “pro-Ukrainian group,” with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov arguing the story was deliberately circulated by Western media outlets to distract from the revelations purportedly uncovered by Hersh.