The German press maintains that the attack was perpetrated from a yacht rented from a company based in Poland owned by two Ukrainians.
Intelligence information to which US authorities have had access points to a pro-Ukrainian group as the main suspect in the sabotage perpetrated last year on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, although there is no record that the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, or other authorities were as much, according to 'The New York Times'.
The September explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 as they passed through the Baltic Sea unleashed a wave of accusations and suspicions in September that remains unclear to this day, beyond the common consensus that it was an act of sabotage, something in which they coincide from Ukraine to Russia, passing through the United States.
The new data collected suggests that the attacks were the work of an anti-Moscow group, although it is unknown who is part of this cell or who was able to pay for the operation. The official sources consulted by 'The New York Times' have not clarified the origin of these new clues nor have they offered a clear conclusion.
Washington has shared this information with the authorities of the countries directly affected, responsible for the investigations, and for now it does rule out Russian involvement. In the Ukrainian part, there is no endorsement from the Zelensky government either, although an indirect relationship with some authority is not ruled out, reports the American newspaper.
For its part, a joint investigation by the German public broadcasting networks ARD, SWR, the newspaper 'Zeit' and the magazine 'Kontraste', maintains that the attack was launched from a yacht rented from a company based in Poland and owned by of two Ukrainian citizens.
According to this version, the command - made up of the captain of the boat, two divers, two diving assistants and a doctor - set sail from the German city of Rostock on September 6, 2022. The nationality of these five men and a woman is not clear, although it is known that they would have used false passports to carry out the sabotage operation.
There is also evidence of the boat passing through the German municipality of Wieck auf dem Darss and the Danish island of Christianso, located in the Baltic Sea. After the operation, she was delivered uncleaned and remains of explosives were found on the table in the cabin, the investigation by the German media deepens.
This same version adds that shortly after the sabotage of the Nord Stream, "a Western secret service notified its European counterparts" that "a Ukrainian commando was responsible for the attack" according to the newspaper 'Zeit'.
Both the Government and the Ukrainian Intelligence services have publicly denied any responsibility for this incident, which fueled political and energy tensions in the midst of a military escalation. Russian officials have also backed off, pointing instead to the potential political and economic benefits the United States would gain from sabotage.