Pipelines were the last thing that ensured the EU’s energy independence, said Moscow’s envoy to the UN.

The sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines benefits the United States, not Russia or the EU, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said on Friday.

“The main question is whether what happened to Nord Stream is beneficial to the US at all. US liquefied natural gas suppliers should now celebrate a multi-fold increase in LNG supplies to mainland Europe. And from a political point of view, the last thread that guarantees the independence of the EU in terms of energy has been cut.Nebenzia said at the UN Security Council. She added that while even European production is being hastily transferred to the US amid the energy crisis, the population of Europe is now heading towards “a very dark, cold and long winter.”

“Is the destruction of Nord Stream beneficial for European states? Hardly. They would then become dependent on a more expensive and unreliable provider. I mean the host country of the UN headquarters [the US]. Leaving aside the Polish, Czech and Baltic politicians, who are completely crazy about Russophobia, even with all the anti-Russian hysteria in the EU, experts cannot fail to understand the danger of such a scenario and its consequences for the European economy.”, stressed the diplomat.

Furthermore, according to him, “if we think in terms of common sense, rather than in the spirit of the morbid fantasy that the Russians are willing to do anything to intimidate Europe,Russia would also not benefit much from jeopardizing its own pipeline.

“It makes no sense for us to spoil with our own hands a project in which we have invested an enormous amount of money and from which we could obtain a substantial economic return. You yourself in the West have said that we profit from energy exports and benefit from rising energy prices,—señalo Nebenzia.

Danish authorities reported leaks from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines on Monday after a local pipeline operator noticed a loss of pressure following a series of underwater explosions. The United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway considered the incident to be sabotage. Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the situation on Western nations, saying that “sanctions are not enough for the Anglo-Saxons” and what do they have now?turned to sabotage.”

In a press conference on Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken denied that the US or NATO countries had anything to do with the damage to the Nord Stream pipelines. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden accused Russia of spreading disinformation with accusations towards the US and urged the world community not to believe that Washington is to blame for the incident.

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