EU Says Nord Stream Leaks Caused by 'Deliberate Act'

The European Union said on Wednesday, September 28, that it was “deeply concerned” about the leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea, as footage by the Swedish Coast Guard showed gas bubbling to the surface.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the EU said: “The European Union is deeply concerned about damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that has resulted in leaks in the international waters of the Baltic Sea.”

The statement ruled out the possibility of a routine break on the lines, continuing: “All available information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate act. We will support any investigation aimed at getting full clarity on what happened and why, and will take further steps to increase our resilience in energy security.”

The Danish Military said on Tuesday that it had observed two leaks on the Nord Stream 1 line northeast of the island of Bornholm and one on the Nord Stream 2 line southeast of the island. Credit: Swedish Coast Guard via Storyful

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