WaPo is also reporting that Ukraine apparently planned an attack on the Nord Stream pipeline. Based on this report, it's still not entirely clear Ukraine was behind the attack (some aspects of the attack are not entirely consistent with the reported plan). \n\n>>>Three months before saboteurs bombed the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline, the Biden administration learned from a close ally that the Ukrainian military had planned a covert attack on the undersea network, using a small team of divers who reported directly to the commander in chief of the Ukrainian armed forces.\n\nDetails about the plan, which have not been previously reported, were collected by a European intelligence service and shared with the CIA in June 2022. They provide some of the most specific evidence to date linking the government of Ukraine to the eventual attack in the Baltic Sea, which U.S. and Western officials have called a brazen and dangerous act of sabotage on Europe’s energy infrastructure.\n\nThe European intelligence reporting was shared on the chat platform Discord, allegedly by Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira. The Washington Post obtained a copy from one of Teixeira’s online friends. . . .\n\nThe European intelligence made clear that the would-be attackers were not rogue operatives. All those involved reported directly to Gen. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the country’s highest-ranking military officer, who was put in charge so that Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, wouldn’t know about the operation, the intelligence report said. <<<\n\nhttps:\/\/www.washingtonpost.com\/national-security\/2023\/06\/06\/nord-stream-pipeline-explosion-ukraine-russia\/\n\nIf this is true, this could lead to tense relations amongst those allied with Ukraine.