NATO uncertain who is involved in sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipelines
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that it is still unknown who was behind the explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September 2022
The NATO Secretary General said this after a meeting of EU defence ministers in Stockholm.
"What we do know is that there was an attack against the Nord Stream pipelines, but we have not been able to determine who was behind it," Jens Stoltenberg said.
“There are ongoing national investigations and I think it’s right to wait until those are finalised before we say anything more about who was behind it,” he added.
On the night of September 26, 2022, a sudden drop in pressure occurred in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. On September 27, it was reported that gas from the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline had spilled into the Baltic Sea on the eve of the launch of the Baltic Sea pipeline. At the same time, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that the damage to the Russian Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea was the result of deliberate actions.
Later it became known that on September 26, a man-made explosion of about 700 kg of TNT equivalent occurred on the routes of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the damage to the Nord Stream pipeline a sabotage.
Subsequently, Swedish intelligence services confirmed the sabotage at Nord Stream and searched for those responsible for the explosions. At the same time, German investigators stated that they had no evidence that Russia was behind the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines.
The media in the United States and Germany have investigated the Nord Stream accident, seeing it as a trace of pro-Ukrainian forces, but officials in the countries advise waiting for the results of the investigation.
The President's Office denied Ukraine's involvement in the explosions at the Nord Stream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov denied that Ukrainians were involved in the explosion of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.