He recalled that Nuland, during a speech in Congress, said that senators and State Department officials are happy that Russian gas pipelines "turned into a pile of metal at the bottom of the Baltic Sea."

“Such a funny confession,” RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov as saying at a press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Earlier, former Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States, Ajamu Baraka, called the US authorities cold-blooded gangsters because of the confession about the gas pipeline.

On December 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Nord Stream was blown up by someone who was interested in supplying Europe with Russian gas only through Ukraine.