Damage to the Nord Stream, causes of the leak. Denmark and Sweden write to the United Nations about explosives

The Danish and Swedish governments wrote to the UN Security Council in a letter. They reported that “hundreds of kilos of explosives” may have been used to trigger the explosions that led to the leaks from the Nord Stream pipelines. Security Council members are due to address on Friday a possible sabotage in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm.

Both countries expressed their concern about the consequences of the spills for the marine environment. The methane that rises to the surface of the water also increases greenhouse gas emissions. “The impact of the climate is likely to be very significant,” stressed the document quoted by Danish TV2.

In a letter from the authorities Denmark and Sweden to the United Nations Security Council underlined that the triggering of the explosion which led to the four identified leakages from the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 probably “hundreds of kilos of explosives” were used.

Gas from Nord Stream 1 in the Swedish economic zoneReuters

“The matter of sabotage is international”

On Friday evening, the issue of a possible sabotage in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm is to be investigated by members of the Security Council, among whom there are no Danish or Swedish representatives. Permanent members are: ChinaFrance, Great BritainUSA and Russiaother countries, including Norway, are elected for two-year terms. The meeting was convened at the request of Russia.

Denmark did not request to take part in the deliberations. As Jeppe Kofod, head of Danish diplomacy, emphasized, “the issue of sabotage is of an international nature”. – This is an attack on the European energy infrastructure – he stressed.

PAP / Maciej Zieliński

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