Gas leaks at Nord Stream 1, 2 pipelines “are not a coincidence”

(MENAFN) European Union foreign policy head Josep Borrell stated on Wednesday that the gas leaks at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines "are not a coincidence" and that Brussels would assist any probe "aimed at getting full clarity."

He made a statement without mentioning the potential perpetrators, “all available information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate act.” He continued by promising "to take further steps to increase our resilience in energy security" because such disasters harm the entire European Union.

Borrell cautioned, “any deliberate disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response.”

His remarks follow Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde's suggestion that sabotage could have been involved in the disclosures; an inquiry into the case is still ongoing.

On Twitter, she posted, “Gas leaking from Nord Stream 1 & 2 in [Swedish and Danish] exclusive economic zones are consequences of detonations, probably caused by sabotage. We continue to collect information and do not rule out any cause, actor or motive.”


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