Ukraine mentioned Tuesday that reported fuel leaks on the Nord Stream pipelines linking Russia and Europe had been doubtless the results of a “terrorist attack” carried out by Moscow.
“The large-scale ‘gas leak’ from Nord Stream 1 is nothing more than a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression towards the EU,” Kyiv’s presidential advisor Mikhaylo Podolyak mentioned on Twitter.
Podolyak accused Russia of looking for to “destabilise the economic situation in Europe and cause pre-winter panic”.
Scandinavian authorities mentioned on Tuesday that two leaks had been recognized on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline within the Baltic Sea — one within the Danish financial zone and the opposite in Sweden’s — hours after a drop in strain was reported on Nord Stream 2.
The Swedish seismological institute advised AFP that two underwater blasts had been recorded previous to the invention of the fuel leaks.
The Kremlin earlier on Tuesday mentioned it was “extremely concerned” in regards to the fuel leaks and didn’t rule out that it might be an act of sabotage.
The pipelines have been on the centre of geopolitical tensions in current months as Russia lower fuel provides to Europe in suspected retaliation in opposition to Western sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine.
Built in parallel to the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Nord Stream 2 was meant to double the capability for Russian fuel imports to Germany.
But Berlin blocked the newly accomplished Nord Stream 2 within the days earlier than the struggle in Ukraine.
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