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Nord Stream Sabotage
The Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, which delivered energy to Germany from Russia, were hit by explosions in September 2022. In February, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh alleged that the explosions were organized by the US with the support of Norway.
Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022 - Sputnik International

LIVE UPDATES: Excluding Russia From Nord Stream Probe Will Not Bring Objective Results - Envoy to UN

On September 26, the Nord Stream AG pipeline operator said that a dispatcher had registered a rapid gas pressure drop on Line A of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Later the same day, a similar announcement was made regarding the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.
The Russian mission to the United Nations has requested a UN Security Council meeting, which is scheduled to be held on Friday afternoon. The topic of discussion will be the attacks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.
On Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the scale of destruction at the Nord Stream gas pipelines indicates that it was some kind of terrorist act.
The incidents are being investigated by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, as well as Swedish and Danish authorities.
The incident occurred in Danish waters near the island of Bornholm.
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03:41 GMT 01.10.2022
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Nord Stream Sabotage
Russian Embassy: Sullivan’s Comment on Nord Stream Example of ‘Unfounded Demonization’
22:31 GMT 30.09.2022
Excluding Russia From Nord Stream Probe Will Not Bring Objective Results - Envoy to UN
Excluding Russia from the investigation into the attacks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines will bring about doubts about its objectivity, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said.

"If somebody thinks that they can investigate by excluding Russia from the investigation, I think that we [will] have reasons to doubt the objectivity of this investigation," Nebenzia said after a UN Security Council meeting on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.
18:32 GMT 30.09.2022
Biden Says Nord Stream Pipeline Incident 'Deliberate Act of Sabotage,' US Investigating
The United States considers explosions that disabled parts of the Nord Stream energy pipeline system between Russia and Europe a deliberate act of sabotage, although the US will soon send divers of its own to investigate details, President Joe Biden said on Friday.
"You also asked me earlier about the pipeline, and let me say this: it was a deliberate act of sabotage, and now the Russians are pumping out disinformation and lies," Biden said following remarks on Hurricane Ian. "We will work with our allies to get to the bottom of exactly, precisely what happened … and at the appropriate moment when things calm down, we’re going to be sending divers down to find out exactly what happened."
The Biden administration has so far denied involvement in the attacks on both the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines.
16:21 GMT 30.09.2022
NATO Ships, Aircraft Present in Baltic Sea Collecting Data to Help Investigate Sabotage at Nord Strea, NATO Chief Claims
Ships and aircraft of NATO countries are present in the Baltic Sea, including collecting information to help investigate sabotage on the Nord Stream, NATO Secretary General Jens Stolteneberg said on Friday.
"NATO and NATO allies are present with naval capabilities with planes in the Baltic, in the North Sea, and of course this sends a message of allies about NATO readiness to protect and defend each other, but also critical infrastructure," he said.
"These capabilities, these ships are collecting information, data, which can be helpful both for the ongoing investigation, but also to monitor this critical energy infrastructure," Stoltenberg added.
16:13 GMT 30.09.2022
Blinken Insists US Has Nothing to Do With Nord Stream Pipeline Attacks
"I really have nothing to say to the absurd allegation from President Putin that we are, or other partners or allies are somehow responsible for this, but we will get to the bottom of what happened, and we'll share that information as soon we have it, but I don't want to get ahead of the investigation," Blinken told said during a joint press conference with his Canadian counterpart, Melanie Joly.
14:54 GMT 30.09.2022
Sweden, Denmark Concerned About Impact of Nord Stream Leaks on Climate
"The possible impact [of leaks] on maritime life in the Baltic Sea is of concern, and the climate effect would likely by very substantial due to the significant volumes of green-house gas that are being released into the air," the statement, posted by Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde on Twitter, said.
Linde said she published the statement ahead of the urgent meeting of the UN Security Council concerning the attack on Friday evening so that the discussion "remains fact-based."
13:13 GMT 30.09.2022
EU Commissioner For Energy, Relevant EU Ministers Fear That Winter Will Not Be Easy, Next One Will Be Even More Difficult
European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson and other EU energy ministers fear that the winter will not be easy, and the next one will be even more difficult.

"Ministers were concerned, so am I, this will not be an easy winter for us, and next winter will be even more difficult" European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said at a press conference after the extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers.
12:08 GMT 30.09.2022
German Economy Ministry Not in Contact With Russia on Nord Stream Leaks - Spokesperson
The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has no contacts with Russia as far as the situation with leaks at Nord Stream pipelines is concerned, a spokesperson for the ministry said on Friday.

"No, the ministry for economy does not have a contact [with Russia]," the spokesperson said during a briefing answering the question.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Moscow was expecting information from Denmark and Sweden on the situation around the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
On Monday, terrorist attacks occurred on Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines in Danish waters near the island of Bornholm. The Swedish and Danish authorities said they had discovered two gas leaks caused by undersea explosions, with the consensus being that the incident was a result of sabotage.
12:03 GMT 30.09.2022
Nord Stream Operator Suggests Gas Leaks Will Continue in Baltic Sea Until October 2, Says No Estimates on Nord Stream 2 Yet
The operator of Nord Stream 1 has assessed that the gas leak on the pipeline will last until October 2, while there are no information about Nord Stream 2 yet, the permanent missions of Sweden and Denmark to the United Nations said on Friday.

"The operator of Nord Stream 1 has assessed that the leaks will continue until October 2. A similar assessment from Nord Stream 2 remains pending," the missions said in a joint letter published by Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde on Twitter.
10:24 GMT 30.09.2022
NATO Head Says Discussed Gas Leaks in Nord Stream Pipelines With German Chancellor
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday that he had discussed the emergency situation at the Nord Stream gas pipelines with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a phone conversation.

"Good call with @Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz. Thanked him for #Germany's continued support to #Ukraine at this critical time. We also discussed the Nordstream sabotage. We support ongoing investigations & enhanced #NATO vigilance," Stoltenberg tweeted.
10:05 GMT 30.09.2022
Swedish Coast Guard Warns Ships to Keep 7-Nautical-Mile Distance From Nord Stream Leaks
The Swedish Maritime Authority extended the recommended distance ships should keep from the area of the leaks at Nord Stream pipelines to 7 nautical miles, the Swedish Coast Guard said on Friday.

"The Swedish Maritime Authority is currently delivering navigational warnings to ships in order to now secure a distance of seven nautical miles from the incident areas," the message read, adding that previously, the recommended distance was five nautical miles.

The coast guard also noted that it was monitoring gas leaks in the area and ensuring safe passage for ships.
09:12 GMT 30.09.2022
Kremlin on Nord Stream Emergency: This Act of State Terrorism Cannot Do Without Serious International Investigation
09:01 GMT 30.09.2022
Nord Stream Gas Pipelines Suffered Two Explosions With Force of 500Kg TNT Each, Reports Say
Danish officials at a NATO meeting on Wednesday said the Nord Stream gas pipelines were damaged by two explosions, each with the force of over 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms) of TNT, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing officials familiar with the matter.
07:39 GMT 30.09.2022
In this picture provided by Swedish Coast Guard, the gas leak in the Baltic Sea from Nord Stream photographed from the Coast Guard's aircraft on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2022 - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.09.2022
Nord Stream Sabotage
Russian Foreign Intel: Nord Stream Blasts Are 'Int'l Terrorist Act' With West Hiding the Culprits
07:35 GMT 30.09.2022
Russia Already Has Materials That Point to Role of West in Organizing, Carrying Out Explosions on Nord Stream Pipelines: Foreign Intel Service Chief
06:52 GMT 30.09.2022
Russian Security Council on Nord Stream Explosions: US Is Main Beneficiary
The United States is the main beneficiary of the emergency situation at the Nord Stream gas pipelines, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Friday.

"Literally from the first minutes after reports of explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, the West launched an active campaign to find those responsible. However, it is obvious that the main beneficiary, primarily economic, is the United States," Patrushev said at a meeting of the heads of intelligence agencies of the CIS countries.

The official recalled that a similar situation with the undermining of an underwater pipeline in the port of Puerto Sandino in Nicaragua already took place in October 1983.

"It is necessary to make a coordinated effort to expose the customers and perpetrators of this crime, which would be a good example of our effective interaction," he added.
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