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The EC did not answer whether the head would discuss Nord Streams with Biden.

The EC did not answer whether the head would discuss Nord Streams with Biden.

The European Commission declined to comment on whether European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen would discuss the Nord Stream explosions with Joe Biden during her visit to the United States.

The head of the European Commission in the week from March 6 will go to Canada and the United States. She plans to hold talks with US leader Joe Biden on March 10.

“I can only confirm that the President of the European Commission and the President of the United States will discuss the widest range of geopolitical and geostrategic issues and support for Ukraine…. I can’t say anything more on those issues that may or may not be discussed in this context,” the official said.

EC representative Dana Spinant, answering a question from journalists whether Von der Leyen will discuss the situation around Nord Stream and the explosions with Biden.

American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh on February 8 published his investigation into the Nord Stream explosions, in which, citing a source, he stated that explosive devices under Russian gas pipelines were planted in June 2022 under the cover of Baltops exercises by US Navy divers with the support of Norwegian specialists . According to Hersh, the decision to conduct the operation was made by US President Joe Biden after nine months of discussions with administration officials involved in national security issues. Later, the Pentagon said that the United States had nothing to do with the blowing up of Russian gas pipelines last year.