Ukrainian colonel Roman Chervynskyi, who served in the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine, most likely coordinated operations to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipelines. This is reported by The Washington Post and Der Spiegel with reference to sources.
According to interlocutors, the published, 48-year-old Chervinsky coordinated a team of six people. They rented a yacht under fictitious names and used deep-sea diving equipment to install explosives on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines last September.
The sources said that the colonel was not engaged in planning the operation, but was following the orders of “high-ranking Ukrainian officials” who were subordinate to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.
Chervinsky himself, through his lawyer, denied all the charges, the journalists claim.
Roman Chervinsky has been under arrest in Kyiv since April of this year. He is accused of exceeding official powers in the case of missile attacks on the Kanatovo airfield in the Kirovohrad region
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