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China called for an objective investigation of an emergency in the northern streams

Asia (, - Speaking at a regular briefing for journalists on Wednesday, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Van Vanbin announced the call of China to conduct an objective investigation of a sabotage committed in September last year on gas pipelines "North Stream" and Northern Stream - 2 ", reports today, February 22, TASS.

According to the diplomat, the Chinese side is convinced that an objective, impartial and professional investigation must be carried out in relation to this.

“It is extremely necessary to establish those who are responsible for this,” he said.

Van Vanbin noted that the North Stream gas pipelines are a major infrastructure project. And their failure led to a lack of gas in the winter months in many European countries.

“The UN, being the most authoritative and representative international organization, can play a constructive and active role in conducting an international investigation,” said the official representative of the China Foreign Ministry.

He emphasized that China supports the draft Russian resolution in the UN Security Council to investigate sabotage on the North Stream and North Stream 2 pipelines.

On February 8, American journalist Seymour Hersh in his article, referring to the source, said that explosive devices under Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream and Northern Stream 2 laid in June 2022 under the guise of Baltops teachings of the US Navy under support for Norwegian experts. He indicated that the decision on the operation was made by US President Joe Biden following the results of nine months of discussion with representatives of the administration dealing with national security. The head of the press service of the National Security Council of the White House Aidrienn Watson, in response to media requests, called the version set forth by Hersh, "perfect lies and a complete fiction."

According to Van Wanbin, if you do not find the guilty, they will go even further.

“If you do not establish all the circumstances and the perpetrators in the destruction of“ northern flows ”, then this will provide even more opportunities for these conspirators. They will believe that they can do anything, up to the commission of even more terrible acts, ”he said about this.

The diplomat emphasized that the explosions on the North Stream gas pipelines, in addition to the fact that they are an economic problem, affect the issue of well -being of the population, and is also to an even greater extent a political problem regarding the safety and stability of the whole of Europe.

He emphasized that the explosion occurred against the backdrop of a crisis in Ukraine and undoubtedly exacerbated tension in the region, leading to a further escalation of confrontation and antagonism. In addition, as Van Wanbin pointed out, he even more complicated the dialogue and negotiations, and also made hopes for building a balanced, effective and sustainable mechanism for ensuring security in Europe even more vague.

“An increasing number of circumstances indicate that what happened is not an accident, but by the implementation of planned intent,” concluded the diplomat.

China called for an objective investigation of an emergency in the northern streams