MOSCOW, 30 Sep — PRIME. The ministers of industry of the EU countries at an extraordinary meeting on Friday in Brussels will discuss the accidents at the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, said Josef Sikela, head of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.
“Today we will hear from Germany, Denmark and Sweden, learn their opinions about what happened during those, most likely, not accidental damages on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines. I want to emphasize that security issues and environmental impact environment are, of course, key for us, and any such attacks on EU energy infrastructures will not go unanswered,” the Czech minister said.
On Monday, terrorist attacks occurred simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe. According to Danish and Swedish authorities, two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream and one at Nord Stream 2 near Bornholm Island. Berlin, Stockholm and Copenhagen do not exclude targeted sabotage.
According to Nord Stream AG, the operator of Nord Stream, it is impossible to estimate the timing of the repair of gas pipelines. The Kremlin called the incident “an unprecedented act of sabotage, essentially an act of international terrorism.”