WARSAW, September 27 — PRIME. Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau did not rule out that the gas leak from the Nord Streams was a man-made disaster and called for an international investigation into this incident.
“The gas leak in the Baltic Sea worries all of us. It cannot be ruled out that it was a man-made disaster. We call for an independent investigation and stay in touch with our allies,” Rau wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed confidence that the gas leak from the Nord Stream was the result of “sabotage”, but did not specify on whose part.
On Monday, Nord Stream 2 AG reported that on one of the lines of Nord Stream 2 (it was filled with technical gas after construction), an emergency occurred in Danish waters near the island of Bornholm, accompanied by a sharp drop in pressure. The reasons are unknown, an investigation is underway, the company specified. Then Nord Stream AG, the operator of Nord Stream, reported on the pressure drop on both lines. The reasons are also not known.
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.
According to information from the Danish and Swedish authorities, two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream in the northeast of Bornholm Island and one at Nord Stream 2 in the southeast of the island.