Tag: Nord Stream pipelines

NATO warns that attacks on gas pipelines will have a “determined” response
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NATO warns that attacks on gas pipelines will have a “determined” response

NATO member countries today expressed deep concern about the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea and warned that "any deliberate attack against critical Allied infrastructure" will merit a "united and determined response". In a statement released in Brussels, the North Atlantic Council, the main political decision-making body of the NATO organization, begins by pointing out that "the damage caused to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in international waters in the Baltic Sea is a matter of deep concern " and underline that "all the information currently available indicates that they are the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage". "These leaks are causing risks to navigation and substantial environmental damage. We suppor...
Sweden detects new leak in Nord Stream pipelines
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Sweden detects new leak in Nord Stream pipelines

The Swedish coast guard has detected a new leak in the Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe, the fourth since the beginning of the week. The incident comes after three gas leaks were detected on Tuesday - two in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, next to Sweden, and another in Nord Stream 2, southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. "There are two breakouts on the Swedish side and two breakouts on the Danish side," a Coast Guard official told France-Presse news agency. "The distance is subjective, but they are close to each other," said the official, referring to the two escapes on the Swedish side. "This is a large spill of about 900 meters in diameter and a smaller one of about 200 meters," Jenny Larsson, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard, told the Svenska Dagbladet newspa...