The Nord Stream pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, has been providing much of Western Europe with cheap Russian natural gas for years. However, recent allegations have surfaced that the US Navy may have been behind two explosions that occurred on the pipeline in late 2022.
Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has claimed that US Navy divers laid bombs that destroyed the Nord Stream 1 pipelines. This allegation was further supported by a blog post written by Hersh himself, which detailed how the US had taken out the pipeline.
The White House has since dismissed these claims as "utterly false", but Russia is calling for an international probe into the incident. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "The world must know the truth about what happened."
The alleged sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline could have major implications for European energy security. It also raises questions about whether or not this was an act of aggression on behalf of the United States towards Russia and Europe.
For now, it remains unclear who is responsible for these explosions and why they occurred. The investigation is ongoing and more information will likely be revealed in time.