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.
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.
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.”