MOSCOW, 1 Oct — PRIME. The UK has offered Denmark assistance in investigating the Nord Stream attacks, Downing Street said in a statement.
According to the release, British Prime Minister Liz Truss met with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Saturday at the government residence in Downing Street. They discussed the state of emergency at Nord Stream, as well as cooperation between Britain and Denmark in the energy sector.
“They agreed that the incidents were a clear act of sabotage. The Prime Minister (Truss – ed.) offered to help the UK in the ongoing investigation,” the document says.
In addition, the prime ministers agreed that the security and protection of the Baltic Sea is in the common interest, and “welcomed the expansion of cooperation within the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force,” the release notes. They also stressed the need for “like-minded democratic countries” to work together to increase their energy independence.
Last Monday, terrorist attacks took place simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines was unprecedented and it was impossible to estimate the timing of repairs.
The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions. However, the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2, completed in 2021 but never put into operation, has also already been filled with gas.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.