Washington was afraid of protest moods in Europe this winter and could undermine Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2, said a former senator from the US state of Virginia Richard Black.
As Black explained, the Europeans could take to the streets to protest and put pressure on the government in the context of sanctions against Russia, which would weaken the position of the States.
“The United States was worried that as winter came, people would start protesting and standing up against — perhaps overthrowing governments, demanding the lifting of sanctions and the return of gas,” the senator explained to RIA Novosti. “I think blowing up the pipeline was amazingly convenient.”
He stressed that all the accusations against Russia itself are absurd, and other NATO countries would hardly have “dared” to carry out sabotage without US coordination.