MOSCOW, 29 Sep — PRIME. The Swedish Coast Guard found a fourth Nord Stream leak on Tuesday. This was reported by Reuters with reference to the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Leak incidents occurred on September 26 at two gas pipelines at once. The authorities of Denmark and Sweden reported the discovery of two leaks at Nord Stream and one at Nord Stream 2 near the island of Bornholm. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage.
Russia officially requested information about the incident at Nord Stream from Denmark as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified Russia of the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that these emergency situations are unprecedented, and it is impossible to estimate the repair time.
Earlier, 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. First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said that an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council in connection with sabotage against the Nord Stream gas pipeline was scheduled for 22.00 Moscow time on Friday.
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.