European leaders and experts suspect possible sabotage of gas pipelines in the Baltic amid the energy standoff with Russia.
European leaders suspect sabotage in Baltic Sea gas pipeline leaks
Denmark says it believes “deliberate actions” by unknown perpetrators were behind big leaks, which seismologists said followed powerful explosions, in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.
European leaders and experts pointed to possible sabotage amid the energy standoff with Russia provoked by the war in Ukraine. Although filled with gas, neither pipeline is currently supplying it to Europe.
“It is the authorities’ clear assessment that these are deliberate actions – not accidents,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said.
But she added that “there is no information indicating who could be behind it.” Frederiksen also rejected the suggestion that the incident was an attack on Denmark, saying the leaks occurred in international waters.