Russia BLOCKED From Investigation Findings

Russia Blocked From Pipeline Investigation Findings

( – Last Monday, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Sweden would not share the findings from its investigation into the explosions of the Nord Stream gas pipelines with Russian authorities or the state-run natural gas giant, Gazprom.

The Swedish crime scene investigation into the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe found evidence of detonations and prosecutors suspect sabotage.

The week before, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin wrote to the Swedish government demanding that Russian authorities and Gazprom officials be involved in the investigation, but Sweden refused.

And on Monday, Sweden made it clear that even the findings of their investigation will be off-limits as well.

Prime Minister Andersson said last Monday that the government won’t share the findings with Russian authorities since in Sweden investigations are always confidential, including “in this case.”

However, Andersson conceded that Sweden could not stop Russian vessels from visiting the site of the explosions, which were located within Sweden’s economic zone, now that the crime scene investigation has been completed.

On Thursday, Sweden also rejected plans to set up a formal joint investigation team with Denmark and Germany to look into the pipeline explosions.

Mats Ljungqvist, the prosecutor investigating the leaks, said Sweden was already cooperating with Germany and Denmark on the matter but would reject the proposal for a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Eurojust, the judicial cooperation agency.

A Eurojust investigation would require Sweden to share the information from its criminal investigation which it will not do since the investigation is confidential because it is “directly linked to national security.”

A spokesperson for Swedish Security Services told Reuters that the security police were closely cooperating with others internationally as part of the criminal investigation.

The German federal police completed their portion of the investigation into the alleged sabotage and have already handed over their findings.

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