Three explosions in Nord Stream –
There are three confirmed explosions in the submarine area where Nord Stream 1 and 2 pass. What if Leaks opened in two gas pipelines on Tuesday It looks like they are four. “Two of the four victims are in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone,” Coast Guard spokeswoman Jenny Larson told the newspaper. The other two drilling operations are located in the Danish exclusive economic zone. The European Union suspects acts of sabotage are behind gas leaks from Russian submarine pipelines to Europe and has promised a “strong” response to any deliberate disruption of energy infrastructure.
Confirmed the presence of Russian ships in the area –
Two European intelligence officials indicated that Russian Navy support ships were in the vicinity of the leaks at Nord Stream on Monday and Tuesday and that they were taking risks. Making gas pipelines unrecoverable. CNN reports. The sources said it was unclear if the ships had anything to do with the explosions, but that it was one of several factors investigators would study. One intelligence official said Russian submarines had been spotted in the vicinity last week. Russian ships routinely operate in the area, according to a Danish military official, who noted that the ships’ presence did not necessarily indicate that Russia caused the damage. “We see them every week,” he said, and Russian activities in the Baltic Sea have increased in recent years. They often test our consciousness, both at sea and in the air. Motivation to deliberately damage pipelines, writes the American broadcaster.
The Kremlin: Ships born in the region are a terrorist attack on us
The Kremlin noted that in the area where the explosions destroyed the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, there were much more NATO military vehicles than the Russians. This was stated by Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, as reported by Interfax, denying the news of the presence of Russian warships and submarines in the region. “This region is the Baltic Sea. There were many air and sea vehicles belonging to NATO countries. Therefore, this is nonsense, let’s say biased,” Peskov said. Interfax news agency quoted Dmitry Peskov as saying that the accidents that occurred in the gas pipelines in Nord Stream appear to be “a terrorist act, most likely by a foreign country.”
NATO responds: “Ready to respond to infrastructure attacks” –
“The damage to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines in international waters of the Baltic Sea is of deep concern: all information currently available indicates that it was the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible sabotage.” This was stated in a memorandum of the Atlantic Council, also signed by the new allies Sweden and Finland. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke with several European allies about the sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipelines. NATO says it is ready to “respond unitedly and resolutely to any deliberate attack against critical Allied infrastructure”.
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