The Kremlin said on Tuesday it would continue to call for an international investigation into the explosions at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, after Russia failed to get the UN to back its request.

The representative of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov he said everyone should be interested in an impartial investigation to identify the culprits, regretting the decision at the UN.

“We will do everything we can to continue to push for such an international investigation,” he told reporters at a regular briefing, without elaborating on Moscow’s next steps.

On Monday, Russia failed to convince the UN Security Council to request an independent investigation into the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions that occurred last September in the Baltic Sea.

Only Russia, China and Brazil supported the Russian draft resolution, while the remaining 12 members of the UN Security Council chose to abstain. For the approval of a resolution, nine positive votes are required, without a veto from a permanent member of the Security Council (USA, Russia, China, France, Britain).
Peskov noted that Russia accepted the result of the vote “with regret”.

“We believe that everyone should be interested in an objective investigation in which all interested parties will participate, everyone who can shed light on who requested and who committed this terrorist act,” he underlined.

The Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions occurred in the EEZs of Sweden and Denmark. Last month, authorities in Denmark and Germany announced that national investigations were ongoing and Moscow had been informed. In their joint letter to the UN Security Council, it is underlined that “the powerful explosions were due to sabotage”. The USA and NATO have also characterized them as “acts of sabotage”.

Russia claims that has no update on the course of investigations at national level. The Kremlin accuses the West of being behind the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.