MOSCOW, 29 Sep — PRIME. Russia insists on a comprehensive and objective study of the circumstances of the attacks on Nord Stream, the Russian embassy in Washington said.
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 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.
“For our part, we insist on the need for a comprehensive and objective study of the circumstances of the unprecedented attacks on Russian pipelines. To discuss this issue, the Russian Federation is convening an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council,” the statement says.
On Monday, September 26, incidents occurred simultaneously on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe – two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream and one at Nord Stream 2 near Bornholm Island. 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 operator of Nord Stream, 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.