Die Welt has established that Polish intelligence services allegedly provided Germany with data suggesting that the sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 was carried out under a false flag to throw suspicions at Ukraine. The Poles have learned that the people involved in sabotage had connections in Russia.
A year ago, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany were sabotaged. Investigations into the case have not been conclusive, but numerous leaks from the German investigation suggested the involvement of various actors, including a group of Ukrainians who allegedly rented a yacht in Poland to plant the explosives.
However, this lead was called into question thanks to a secret list handed over by the Polish intelligence services to German intelligence, according to Die Welt. The list included people with ties to Russia.
“German investigators are skeptical about the new information and suspect that during the current election campaign, the Polish intelligence may have resorted to misinformation,” reads Die Welt. “Investigators are always happy when they can follow specific leads based on circumstantial evidence. On the other hand, in the world of intelligence, false leads are sometimes deliberately planted, ” says an officer of one of the agencies in Germany in an interview with Die Welt. German intelligence declined to comment on the matter.
The Swedish prosecutor’s office said it would end its investigation by the end of the year, but said it could end with charges or a lack of evidence. The Danes have noticed the Russian fleet had been acting strangely before the event. The Russians suggest it was Ukraine, but previously they had pointed the fiinger at the United Kingdom and the United States.
Die Welt / Wojciech Jakóbik