“Although I like collecting funny conspiracy theories about the Ukrainian government, I must say that Ukraine has nothing to do with the Baltic Sea accident and has no information about ‘groups of pro-Ukrainian sabotage'”, tweeted Mykhailo Podolyak, Advisor to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
That said, in his article, the New York Times did not directly target kyiv. Data collected by US intelligence services actually suggests that the perpetrators behind the sabotage of the two gas pipelines were “opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin”, to use the expression of american daily. Pro-Putin, but not necessarily close to Zelensky. According to US officials, there is no indication that the Ukrainian president was involved in this sabotage. Moreover, the newspaper does not provide any tangible information. No details on these elements, on the identity of this “pro-Ukrainian group”, on the way in which these elements were obtained or on the reliability of the evidence provided.