Moscow will request a meeting over a suspected 'sabotage? attack on the Nord Stream pipeline
Moscow seeks to call an emergency UN Security Council session over the "provocations" at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday in a Telegram post. Both pipelines were severely damaged earlier this week in what many suspect was a deliberate attack.
Danish authorities confirmed gas leaks on the pipelines not far from the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea on Monday after the pipeline operator reported the loss of pressure in both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines. The Swedish and Danish authorities later said there were a series of undersea explosions.
Russian, American, and Swedish officials then said that the damage might have been the result of a targeted attack on pipeline infrastructure. No suspects behind the incident have officially been named, although former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski "thanked" Washington for destroying the pipeline in a tweet. Moscow, which called the incident a "terrorist attack," also named the US as a potential suspect.
Several German high-ranking MPs have, meanwhile, pointed the finger at Russia, accusing it of attempts to "stir up uncertainty among the European population."
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