At Russia’s request, an urgent session of the UN Security Council will be convened on Friday afternoon on the damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, France, which leads the Council this month, announced on Wednesday.
The head of Swedish diplomacy, Ann Linde, said during Wednesday’s press conference that The Council asked Sweden and Denmark to provide UNSC members with information on gas leakage from damaged gas pipelines in Swedish and Danish territorial waters.
On Monday, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Germany were interrupted at three locations near the Danish island of Bornholm. Danish authorities said the cause was deliberate action, and explosions had occurred near the pipelines.
According to experts, damage to the Nord Stream pipelines at a depth of 70 meters is a difficult and complex operation, so it should be assumed that it is behind the state and competent military forces, and the perpetrator of the sabotage is Russia, which has all the capabilities to carry out such an attack. The Kremlin rejects the allegations.
On Wednesday, in an Afternoon conversation at RMF FM, Tomasz Terlikowski asked Wojciech Lorenz about Joe Biden’s statement on Nord Stream 2. The American president said that after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the pipeline would not work. As for Biden’s statements, they referred to the US ability to put pressure on Germany not to launch Nord Stream 2. Of course, these statements can be expected to reveal various conspiracy theories. But we must also be aware that there are very serious capabilities to monitor the security of critical infrastructure. Perhaps the perpetrators will be found and I do not expect them to be Americans (…) In my opinion, everything points to Russia – said an expert from the Polish Institute of International Affairs.