UN, Oct 1 – PRIME. On the three lines of the Nord Stream system, based on the available information, a targeted sabotage occurred, its perpetrators wanted to intimidate the European continent, Mona Juul, Norway’s permanent representative to the UN, said at a UN Security Council meeting.
“All information currently available indicates that the damage caused to Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 is the result of targeted acts of sabotage,” Yuul said.
“We need to fully understand what happened and why. Even if it may take some time. Norway fully supports the investigation launched by the Danish, Swedish and German authorities,” she said.
According to her, the incident occurred against the background of the energy crisis in Europe and beyond. “Those who are responsible for this wanted to sow fear and cause insecurity on the European continent,” she said.
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.