Sports: Lefits on North Stream: The EU denounces a "sabotage", it is "stupid" to accuse Russia responds Moscow

EU: Pipeline sabotage Probably

 EU: Pipeline sabotage Probably The European Union considers Sabotage as the cause of the leaks on the gas pipelines north stream 1 and 2 as likely and has threatened with countermeasures. "All available information indicates that these leaks are the result of a deliberate action," said EU foreign commissioner Josep Borrell on behalf of the 27 Member States on Wednesday. Any intentional disorder of the European energy infrastructure is completely unacceptable and will "be answered with a robust and common reaction".

Les fuites spectaculaires sur les gazoducs Nord Stream sont visibles avec des bouillonnements allant de 200 m jusqu’à un kilomètre de diamètre au large de l’île danoise de Bornholm, entre le sud de la Suède et la Pologne. DANISH DEFENCE COMMAND / Reuters © Danish Defense spectacular leaks on the North Stream pipelines are visible with bubbings ranging from 200 m up to a kilometer in diameter off the Danish island of Bornholm, between southern Sweden and Poland. Danish Defense Command / Reuters The word "sabotage" has been released since spectacular leaks on the North Stream gas pipelines are visible off the Danish island of Bornholm, between southern Sweden and Poland. On the surface, bubbles ranging from 200 m to a kilometer in diameter. The North Stream 2 gas pipeline had undergone a strong pressure drop on Monday, followed a few hours later from North Stream 1 whose route under the Baltic. The assumption of simultaneous accidental failures seemed to be excluded on Wednesday. But the method used remains unknown as the alleged perpetrator, the object of multiple conjectures. The looks quickly turned to Moscow. "It was quite predictable" that some people challenge Russia, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov commented on Wednesday on Wednesday. "Predictable, stupid and absurd," he added, saying that the leaks touching Nord Stream 1 and 2 were "problematic" for Moscow, because the Russian gas that escapes "very expensive". According to the Danish authorities, it will take "one or two weeks" before being able to inspect the damaged gas pipelines, excluding service because of the war in Ukraine but still supplied with gas. VIDEO. North Stream gas pipelines: "not natural explosions" noted before leaks the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen who spoke with the Danish Prime Minister Put Frederiksen "spoke of an act of sabotage Nord Stream". "It is essential to investigate incidents and shed light on events. Any deliberate disruption of the active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable and will lead to the firm response possible, "she added. Shortly before, the Danish Prime Minister said that "the clear opinion of the authorities is that these are deliberate acts. We are not talking about an accident. " Like Denmark, Sweden does not see an act of aggression against it, the incidents that took place outside of territorial waters, in exclusive economic areas. Explosions before leaks The Swedish seismic institute recorded two underwater explosions "most likely due to detonations, before the incident, like its Norwegian and Danish equivalents. In kyiv, the counselor of the Ukrainian presidency, Mykhaïlo Podoliak denounced "a planned terrorist attack" by Moscow, without putting forward evidence. For his part, the Polish Prime Minister also suggested a Russian involvement. "We can clearly see that this is an act of sabotage, which probably marks the next step in climbing the situation in Ukraine," said Mateusz Morawiecki. On the American side, Washington, after refusing to "confirm" an act of sabotage, said examining information that leaks is "the result of an attack or a kind of sabotage". "If it is confirmed, it is clearly in the interest of anyone," said Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Denmark has dispatched two military ships accompanied by helicopters on the spot, and has placed orange alert its energy infrastructure, the highest level of vigilance. "The leaks of pipelines is extremely rare and we therefore see a reason to increase the level of vigilance" after the 24 -hour incidents, said the director of the Danish energy agency Kristoffer Böttzau. The navigation was prohibited within a radius of five nautical miles (approximately nine kilometers) around the three leaks, as well as their overview within a radius of one kilometer. According to Danish authorities, incidents are without consequences for the safety or health of residents.

Moscow confirms operational readiness of north stream 2 .
The alleged actual sabotage act against the north stream pipelines apparently spared the north stream 2, which is preferred by Russia. "As far as Nord Stream 2 is concerned, this pipeline has actually been in a technically suitable state after preliminary assessment," said Russia's Minister of Energy Alexander Nowak on Wednesday on state television. He offered to deliver gas to Europe through this line.

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