According to him, the United States, assessing the acts of violence in other states, should itself respond to accusations of sabotage on the Nord Stream pipelines.
"It's not true, they're lying, it's pure politicking... Speaking of acts of violence, why does an award-winning U.S. journalist allege that the U.S. government sabotaged a gas pipeline from Russia to Europe?" the country's leader's Telegram channel said.
Earlier, Russia and China spoke in favor of conducting an objective, unbiased, professional investigation of explosions on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines.
American journalist Seymour Hersh, who previously published an investigation into the involvement of the White House in the sabotage of pipelines in the Baltic Sea, said that US President Joe Biden would not have the courage and honesty to admit that his administration and he himself are involved in the undermining of Nord Streams.