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Russia may be able to fix the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which were damaged earlier this week, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak said on Sunday.

“There are technical possibilities to restore the infrastructure, it requires time and appropriate funds. I am sure that appropriate opportunities will be found,” Novak told Russia 1 TV.

According to the official, however, the first step should be to determine who is behind the incident.

Russian hypersonic missile systems are more advanced than anything being fielded by the North Atlantic Alliance today, France’s Le Figaro has reported, echoing sentiments expressed by Russia’s president in a speech last week.

The reaction to the sabotage of three of the four Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in four places on Monday, September 26, has focused on speculations about who did it and whether NATO will make a serious attempt to discover the answer. Yet instead of panic, there has been a great sigh of diplomatic relief, even calm.

On Sunday Italy voted in its first female populist candidate Giorgia Meloni to lead the country.

The Italian Center Right Party won big in national elections on Sunday making Giorgia Meloni the first female leader in the country’s history.

Perfectly picking the moment of maximum antagonism between London and Brussels, France will reportedly call for the creation of yet another globalist European institution at a meeting of the European Council next week, which could include the United Kingdom.

Following statements from French President Emmanuel Macron last month, France will use one of its last acts as president of the European Council — a term that will expire at the end of this month — to call for a new political framework in Europe.

In 2014, Joe Biden was the Vice-President of the Obama government and John Kerry was the Secretary of State. They worked in the same direction when it come to Russia, but Biden was the driving force when it came to bringing about a coup d´etat in Ukraine.

Why was it important for Biden to start war in Ukraine?

Russian diplomat slams Londons assistance in investigation into pipeline incident MikeRivero Sun, 10/02/2022 - 09:41

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the UK’s offer to assist Denmark in the investigation into sabotage at the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines resembled "foxes fighting for chickens’ rights."

"The UK offered Denmark its help in investigating sabotage at Nord Streams, the office of [UK] Prime Minister [Liz Truss] reported. Foxes are fighting for chickens’ rights," the diplomat wrote on her Telegram channel on Saturday.

The US authorities are committed to NATO's ‘open door’ policy, but say that the decision on its expansion should be made by all countries of the bloc, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday, commenting on Kiev's bid to join NATO on an expedited basis.

After more than 8 year of the conflict, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as well as Kherson and Zaporozhie regions have finally become an official part of Russia. The official ceremony of signing agreements on joining of these regions to Russia took place on September 30. However, this historical event took place amid the crisis in the area of the town of Krasnyi Lyman in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

FLASHBACK 2015 - Explosive-Laden Drone Found Near Nord Stream Pipeline MikeRivero Sun, 10/02/2022 - 09:38

Photo from external Nord Stream pipeline survey by ROV in 2014 (© 2014 Nord Stream)

Photo from external Nord Stream pipeline survey by ROV in 2014 (© 2014 Nord Stream)

Ruling out sabotage, the Swedish military has successfully cleared a remote operated vehicle (drone) rigged with explosives found near Line 2 of the Nord Stream Natural Gas offshore pipeline system.