Sweden says gas leak at Nord Stream 2 continues

MOSCOW, 4 Oct — PRIME. The Swedish Coast Guard said that the gas leak at Nord Stream 2, which occurred as a result of the terrorist attack, continues.

Nord Stream 2 is empty, pressure has stabilized

On Monday, Gazprom reported that the pressure in the damaged strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines had stabilized, gas leaks had stopped, and gas was being pumped out of another string of Nord Stream 2 to check its integrity. In turn, the Swedish Coast Guard said that day that a “smaller” leak from Nord Stream 2 was continuing and even increasing slightly.

“The situation with a smaller leak in the Swedish economic zone remains unchanged. The leak is still ongoing, and a spot with a diameter of about 20 meters is visible on the sea surface,” the service said in a release published on its website.

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It is noted that the Coast Guard conducted an aerial survey of the leak site on Tuesday at 11.00 local time (12.00 Moscow time).

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 is unprecedented and it is impossible to estimate the repair time.

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. The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, Sergei Naryshkin, stated that Russia has indirect information about the involvement of the West in explosions on gas pipelines.

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