Denmark terminates gas leak in Nord Stream 2 after “sabotage”

The Danish authorities reported this Saturday that they believe that the two leaks located in the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 have expelled all the gas that was inside it into the atmosphere. From Sunday to Tuesday, two leaks have been located in each pipe, Nord Stream 1 y 2 (both out of service), two in the Danish area and two in the Swedish area, all in international waters, which the affected governments have described as “sabotage”. “The Nord Stream consortium has informed the Danish Directorate General for Energy that a stable pressure appears to have been reached in the pipes of the Nord Stream 2. This indicates that the gas leak has come to an end,” this Danish body reported on its Twitter account.

The Danish authorities reported four days ago that more than half of the gas had already left the two gas pipelines and that the flow could stop this Sunday, which would allow to start an underwater exploration. In their previous forecast yesterday, they pointed out that Nord Stream 2 could be empty of gas today and that the other gas pipeline would do so tomorrow. The electricity and gas sectors of Denmark and Sweden have raised the level of alarm about their facilities due to leaks and so has neighboring Norway, even though it has no Baltic coastline, including a military presence. Neither of the two gas pipelines was in service when the accidents occurred.

The first interrupted supplies weeks ago, Moscow alleging technical problems, while the second never came into operation, since the chancellor Olaf Scholz it blocked it as a result of Moscow’s recognition of the self-proclaimed separatist republics of Donbas in February. Both the affected countries and the rest of the European Union (EU), the United States and Russia speak of sabotage, although they differ as to the possible perpetrator. Moscow has accused the Anglo-Saxons of being behind, influencing the pressure from Washington for years to paralyze the project, while some Western countries have pointed in the opposite direction.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met this Saturday in Brussels with the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to deal with the “sabotage” of the Nord Stream gas pipelines. “NATO allies will continue their close cooperation on resilience and protection of critical infrastructure (…) against the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines,” Stoltenberg said on Twitter. Stoltenberg also thanked Fredriksen “for Denmark’s key contributions in Ukraine in this turning point.”

Frederiksen has published for his part on Twitter that they have discussed “the serious situation in the Baltic Sea and the cooperation to guarantee the safety of critical infrastructures”. Frederiksen has been this very saturday in London where he has met with the British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and is scheduled to meet with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

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