Nord Stream blast was sabotage with remains of explosives found, Sweden says

Investigations look into holes along the gas pipelines linking Russia and Germany

Zoe Tidman
Friday 18 November 2022 10:31 GMT
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Explosions that damaged Nord Stream natural gas pipelines were a result of sabotage, investigators in Sweden have said.

Remains of explosives were found on objects recovered from the site which confirm the blasts were deliberate, a prosecutor said on Friday morning.

Swedish and Danish authorities are investigating four holes in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which link Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea and have become a flashpoint in the Ukraine crisis.

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