Gas leaks in Nord Stream were probably calculated, says Spain

Gas leaks in Nord Stream were probably calculated says Spain

September 30, 2022: -On Thursday, Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said that the damage caused to the two subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines was an intentional attack linked to the Russian government.

“It was a sure act, and in my opinion, it can be connected to the push for continues provocation by the Kremlin,” Ribera told reporters.

On Wednesday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that claims Russia was behind the attack were “absurd.”

The cause of the gas leaks is unknown. Swedish police are looking into the leaks, and the European Union suspects sabotage, especially as the incident comes amid a bitter energy standoff between Brussels and Moscow.

The Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines connect Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea.

On Monday, Seismologists reported explosions in the vicinity of the unusual Nord Stream gas leaks, situated in international waters but inside Denmark and Sweden’s exclusive economic zone.

The explosions are sending gas spewing into the Baltic Sea. Denmark’s armed forces said video footage expressing the most significant gas leak created a surface disturbance of almost 1 kilometer (0.62 miles). In contrast, the minor leak caused a circle of approximately 200 meters.

“It was a significant act, and in my opinion, it can very likely be linked to the push for continues provocation by the Kremlin,” Ribera added to reporters.

His statements echoed European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has pledged any deliberate disruption of the present European energy infrastructure would lead to the “strongest possible response.”

Notably, neither directly blamed Russia for being responsible for the suspected attack.

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Gas leaks in Nord Stream were probably calculated, says Spain
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Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said that the damage caused to the two subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines was an intentional attack
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