Nord Stream: What we know about the leaks affecting the two gas pipelines

Nord Stream: What we know about the leaks affecting the two gas pipelines

Baptiste Morin edited by Gauthier Delomez

The Nord Stream gas pipelines, which connect Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, are both affected by spectacular leaks. Ukraine condemned a terrorist attack by Moscow, while Russia said it was “extremely concerned”. These leaks appear to be from deep sabotage.

The sabotage trail appears most likely. Bumps up to a kilometer in diameter have been discovered by the Danish army on the two strangely leaking Nord Stream gas pipelines connecting Russia to Germany. Ukraine condemned a terrorist attack by Moscow, while Russia said it was “extremely concerned”.

In reality, the Swedish Seismic Institute announces that it has recorded two underwater explosions, most likely due to detonations near the two gas pipelines and in front of the leaks, which were discovered in less than 24 hours in the same perimeter of the Baltic Sea in the south – east of the Danish one Bornholm island.

Images released by the Danish Army

The pictures of the bubbles caused by methane were recorded and broadcast by the Danish army. The hypothesis of an act of sabotage on a commanded mission at a depth of 40 meters is gaining weight by the hour. For energy specialist Thierry Bros, if all eyes are on Moscow, we have to be careful: indeed, sabotaging these gas pipelines is not necessarily in Vladimir Putin’s interests.

“The result is that these pipes are no longer used to bring Russian gas to Europe, and just a few days ago the Russian President asked Europe to open Nord Stream II,” recalls the specialist at the microphone of Europe 1. The calendar is even more intriguing: these leaks occur as a new gas pipeline between Norway and Poland is inaugurated. This shows that Eastern Europe can do without Russian gas.


Reference: www.europe1.fr