September 27, 2022

The Kremlin did not rule out sabotage at Nord Stream

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Peskov: the cause of the destruction at Nord Stream is not yet clear, sabotage is not ruled out The fact that the damage to gas pipelines could be the result of a targeted attack was previously reported by sources of the publication Der Tagesspiegel. The gas pipeline operator called the damage to the pipes laid on the seabed unprecedented max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

A sharp drop in pressure in both branches of Nord Stream 1 and line A of Nord Stream 2 has caused extreme concern in the Kremlin, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters, RBC correspondent reports.

“This is very disturbing news. Indeed, we are talking about some destruction in the pipe, it is not yet clear what kind <…> Indeed, the pressure dropped significantly. This is a completely unprecedented situation that requires urgent investigation. We are extremely concerned about this news, — Peskov answered the question of what President Vladimir Putin knows about the accident on the gas pipeline and how the Kremlin assesses the situation.

When asked if the Russian leadership admits that there was a sabotage, the Kremlin spokesman replied: “Now one cannot rule out a single option. It is obvious that there is some destruction of the pipe. And what was the reason here, before the results of the study appear, none of the options can be excluded. offshore gas pipelines of the Nord Stream system are unprecedented.

“It is not yet possible to estimate the timing of the restoration of the gas transmission infrastructure,” — the company said.

Der Tagesspiegel sources said that a sharp drop in pressure in one of the Nord Stream 2 lines and in both pipes of Nord Stream 1 could have been the result of “targeted attacks”.

“We cannot conceive of a scenario that is not a deliberate sabotage,” — cites the publication of the words of one of the participants in the investigation, which is being conducted by the federal authorities. “Everything speaks against coincidence,” — he added. In both cases, an investigation has been launched by the German federal security authorities.

The first report of a sharp drop in pressure in line A of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline arrived on the night of September 26. A representative of the operator company Nord Stream 2 AG explained that the incident occurred in the Danish exclusive economic zone southeast of the island of Bornholm. He clarified that the pressure dropped from 105 to 7 bar due to a hole in the pipe, but it is not yet known exactly where it is.

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On the morning of September 27, the Danish Maritime Authority reported that gas leaks occurred near the Nord Stream gas pipeline; northeast of Bornholm Island. According to the department, the leaks occurred in two places— at positions 55°33.40' northern latitude— 015°47.30' east longitude and 55°32.10' northern latitude— 015°41.90' east longitude.

“Leaks are a danger to shipping. Swimming is prohibited within 5 km from the indicated positions,— said in the warning.

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