German investigators are reportedly pursuing leads that suggest Ukraine was responsible for the underwater explosions that destroyed Russia’s four Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last year.
The news comes as a multinational consortium of European investigative journalists has also found leads pointing to the Ukrainian government.
Meanwhile, Western corporate media have been pushing reports to suggest that Russia blew up pipelines that took the country 15 years of to construct, despite the power of Europe the gas supply gave to Russian leaders.
To bring the pipeline to reality, Moscow also invested years of painstaking diplomacy to overcome U.S. interference.
According to The Times of London, Germany’s Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) has investigated Russian naval movements that have been declared “suspicious.”
However, they found nothing to suggest Russia is responsible for the attack.
Instead, BKA investigators are now focusing on a 15-meter yacht, the Andromeda, that sailed from the German port of Rostock weeks before the explosions.
That yacht was hired by a Polish company and docked at a tiny Danish island near the blast site.
Most strikingly, investigators found traces of “military-grade and underwater-deployable” explosives on the vessel.
Given the complexity of the operation, the BKA believes a government must have backed the undertaking, and has found evidence pointing to Ukraine, via a shell company.
The shell, a travel agency, was formed by two Ukrainians in Warsaw.
According to the team of journalists, the purported travel agency is one of more than 100 entities listed at a single address.
In 2022, the travel agency, which had a Ukrainian woman named as president, received about $3 million for no documented reason.
According to the BKA’s working theory, five men and one woman with forged Romanian and Bulgarian passports entered Germany before using the yacht as a base for expert divers who planted the charges more than 200 feet below the sea.
Germans have identified two other people — Ukrainians — who were aboard the vessel.
Journalists say one of them is a Ukraine infantry veteran.
It’s an intriguingly detailed scenario and quite different from Seymour Hersh’s own bombshell account.
Citing unnamed national security sources, the legendary investigative journalist reported in February that Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration blew up the pipeline.
Hersch says the plan was crafted by the CIA with the cooperation of Norway and executed by US Navy divers deploying from a Norwegian mine-hunting vessel.
Meanwhile, Hersh has just reported that Ukraine’s neighbors are quietly pressuring President Zelensky to find a way to bring the 15-month-old war to an end.
Some are apparently offering to compensate him personally for doing so.