China has called for an impartial investigation into the explosions that destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines.
The request from China came in connection with the first anniversary of the explosions that destroyed the key energy pipelines from Russia to Germany near Bornholm, Denmark.
Investigators from Denmark, Sweden and Germany have since been looking into the explosion on behalf of the UN. There still haven’t been provided a final report on the incident.
Chinese spokesman, Wang Wenbin, stated on Monday, September 25, that it was time for an objective, impartial and professional investigation into the pipeline explosion.
“We need an impartial investigation, so the truth can be revealed to the world at an early date,” Wang said. He stated that it is “strange” that almost a year after the attack there are still no answers.
“The progress of the investigation appears to be very slow. Countries that claim to be open and transparent have almost collectively silenced the case,” he added.
Earlier this year, China supported a request by Russia for an investigation into the Nord Stream explosions. But the move was not endorsed by the UN security council.
This followed a report by award-winning investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, that accused US Navy divers of planting explosives that blew up the three pipelines.
The White House dismissed the report as “utterly false and complete fiction.”