Sabotage suspected after Nord Stream pipeline leaks
The two Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia and Europe have been hit by unexplained leaks, Scandinavian authorities said Tuesday, raising suspicions of sabotage. "Authorities have now been informed that there have been another two leaks on Nord Stream 1, which likewise is not in operation but contains gas," Danish climate and energy minister Dan Jorgensen told AFP in a statement on Tuesday. "It is too early to say anything about the causes of the incidents," the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities said in a statement.
The two gas pipelines that transport gas to all of Western Europe have already been closed on the orders of the Russian president. © supplied by Bang Showbiz Vladimir Putin
The North Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines would have been deliberately sabotaged by Russia according to Denmark and Sweden.
The two gas pipelines that transport gas to all of Western Europe have already been closed on the orders of the Russian president, but this time, the Kremlin is accused of sabotage of two pipes which connect Russia to Germany.
The Danish Prime Minister puts Frederiksen said that these leaks were not accidental.
She said: “The authorities are now clear that they are deliberate actions. It was not an accident. There is not yet any information indicating who could be behind this action.
EU sees sabotage in gas pipe leaks, Norway hikes security
The EU said Wednesday that leaks from two Russia-Germany undersea gas pipelines appeared to be "a deliberate act", as fossil fuel-rich Norway boosted security at its installations. Non-EU member Norway, which has now overtaken Russia as the biggest supplier of gas to Europe, said it will beef up security around its oil and gas facilities. "The government has decided to put measures in place to increase security at infrastructure sites, land terminals and platforms on the Norwegian continental shelf," Norwegian Energy Minister Terje Aasland said.
The Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson seems to give the same version as her Scandinavian counterpart before adding that explosions were heard in the Baltic Sea.
She explained: “We have Swedish information, but we also received information during our contacts with Denmark and, on this basis, we have concluded that it was probably a deliberate act. It is probably a sabotage act. "
She added:" It is not an attack on Swedish or Danish territory. That said, the government takes very seriously what happened, especially because of the current situation in the immediate vicinity. »
Sweden has evidence to back Nord Stream sabotage suspicions: Security Service .
Aerial photo provided by the Swedish Coast Guard on Sept. 28, 2022 shows a gas leak on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. (The Swedish Coast Guard/Handout via Xinhua) "We can state that there have been detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 in the Swedish economic zone, which have caused extensive damage to the gas pipelines. The crime scene investigation has strengthened suspicions of gross sabotage," said the Swedish Prosecution Authority. STOCKHOLM,"We can state that there have been detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 in the Swedish economic zone, which have caused extensive damage to the gas pipelines. The crime scene investigation has strengthened suspicions of gross sabotage," said the Swedish Prosecution Authority.