Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the CIA of orchestrating the destruction of the Nord Stream pipeline during his interview with Tucker Carlson.
Putin denied Russian involvement and criticized the West’s control over global narratives, expressing bewilderment at Germany’s silence despite the economic impact.
“It is very difficult to defeat the United States because the United States controls all the world’s media and many European media,” Putin said.
“The Germans clearly know that their NATO partner did this… and it damaged their economy greatly. It may never recover. Why are they being silent about it?” he asked.
“Why don’t the Germans say, guys, we give you money and weapons, open up the valve, please, let the gas from Russia pass through for us,” Putin said.
The Nord Stream incident involved deliberate damage to gas pipelines, leading to speculation about sabotage and escalating tensions between Russia and Western countries.
Putin also highlighted the implications for European energy security and criticized the lack of exploration of alternative gas supply routes.