“The new evidence points, at least at first glance, mainly in one direction: towards Ukraine,” writes Süddeutsche Zeitung
New evidence on the sabotage in the Nord Stream pipelines lead to a Ukrainian soldier’s girlfriend.
In addition to the investigations of the German authorities, other European agencies, such as those of Denmark and Sweden, are looking for information about the case
In September 2022, the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines were severely sabotaged. Until recently, the only traces German researchers had found were on a sailing ship, the Andromeda: tiny particles of explosive material, as well as traces of male DNA. Now, however, the case seems to be taking on a new dimension.
“The new evidence points, at least at first glance, mainly in one direction: towards Ukraine,” writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The Federal Criminal Investigation Agency (BKA) conducted a search in the apartment of a young woman who was allegedly in a relationship with one of the suspects on board the Andromeda. The Ukrainian suspect, a member of the Ukrainian military, is said to be fighting against the Russian invaders today.”
As the Munich newspaper reports, the woman and the suspect also have a child, from whom “BKA researchers took DNA samples to compare with the traces they found on Andromeda. If a match occurs, it will be strong evidence that the Ukrainian was located on the boat at the time of the crime.” However, the German media adds that “as his relative stated, the suspect was in Ukraine last fall.” For its part, Spiegel magazine emphasizes that “so far, very little is known about the true identity of the perpetrators or the instigators of the attack, and many false tracks may have been skilfully laid.”
“In addition to the investigations of the German authorities, other European agencies, such as those of Denmark and Sweden, are looking for information about the case,” the tagesschau points out. “Although so far little has been known about the results of the investigations, the Swedish prosecutor in charge recently stated that ‘we have a very good picture of what and how happened at the crime scene’.”
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