Ukrainian military officer coordinated Nord Stream pipeline attack, Washington Post writes. How much bullshit is there?

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A senior Ukrainian military officer with deep ties to the country’s intelligence services played a central role in the bombing of the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines last year, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed officials in Ukraine and “elsewhere” in Europe.

Should we always take for granted anything that has been reported by the allegedly trustworthy media? Without any evidence published and no further ado the WP claims that “the officer’s role provides the most direct evidence to date tying Ukraine’s military and security leadership to a controversial act of sabotage that has spawned multiple criminal investigations and that US and Western officials.”

According to the WP, Chervinsky rented a sailboat under false identities and used deep-sea diving equipment to place explosive charges on the gas pipelines. If that is really possible, we will have to wait to hear after the investigation is complete. But the Washington Post also claims that Chervinsky took orders from more senior Ukrainian officials, who ultimately reported to Gen. Valery Zaluzhnyi.

Though through his attorney, Chervinsky denied any role in the sabotage of the pipelines, the WP claims that Chervinsky’s role illustrates the complex dynamics and internal rivalries of the wartime government in Kyiv. Without any evidence, this media says that Chervinsky was well suited to help carry out a covert mission meant to obscure Ukraine’s responsibility.

Chervinsky’s participation in the Nord Stream bombing contradicts Zelensky’s public denials that his country was involved, the WP writes as if this participation was a fact.

And in the end, the WP goes as far as citing the russian news agency Tass, which is well-known to be a part of russian disinformation campaign, that the attack “was planned by an agent of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on orders from the Ukrainian special services.”

You decide.

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