Sweden Says Nord Stream Leak Investigation , Increases Suspicion of ‘Gross Sabotage’.
CNBC reports that on Oct.
6, Sweden's Security Service said its crime scene investigation found that detonations at the pipelines had been made in the Swedish exclusive economic zone.
The national security service also said that "certain seizures have been made" but did not elaborate.
The findings will be investigated to determine if anyone can be prosecuted.
CNBC reports that the European Union also suspects sabotage, likely from Russia considering its current energy conflict with Brussels.
Russia has denied such claims, calling them "stupid.".
That's quite predictable and also predictably stupid, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, via statement.
This is a big problem for us because, firstly, both lines of Nord Stream 2 are filled with gas - the entire system is ready to pump gas and the gas is very expensive... Now the gas is flying off into the air, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, via statement.
Are we interested in that?
No, we are not, we have lost a route for gas supplies to Europe, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, via statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin went as far as accusing the U.S. and its allies of blowing up the pipelines.
The sanctions were not enough for the Anglo-Saxons: they moved onto sabotage.
It is hard to believe but it is a fact that they organized the blasts on the Nord Stream international gas pipelines, Russian President Vladimir Putin, via statement.
They began to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure.
It is clear to everyone who benefits from this.
Of course, he who benefits did it, Russian President Vladimir Putin, via statement.
CNBC reports that climate scientists have said that if the "reckless release" of gas into the ocean was deliberate, it "amounts to an environmental crime."