An unknown cylindrical object was found near the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. On this subject reported Danish Energy Agency website.
The height of the found object is about 40 cm, the diameter is 10 cm.
“It is possible that the object is a marine smoke buoy. This will be further investigated,” the Danish Energy Agency said in a statement.
According to the department, the object does not pose an immediate threat. The agency invited the gas pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG to participate in the operation to raise the object to the surface. It will be carried out with the help of the Danish Ministry of Defence.
Explosions at Nord Stream
On September 26, three of the four strings of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines were damaged. NATO called it is the result of sabotage. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the explosion was staged by the “Anglo-Saxons”. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin also referred to the West’s responsibility for the pipeline explosion.
On February 8, American journalist Seymour Hersh published an article titled “How America Destroyed the Nord Stream Pipeline”. In it, he, citing a source “directly familiar with operational planning”, said the United States had planned and carried out the undermining of the gas pipelines with the help of Norwegian authorities and the navy. According to Hersh, the operation was developed even before the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
On March 1, The New York Times wrote that according to US intelligence, Nord Stream could have been destroyed by a “pro-Ukrainian group” not associated with the official city of Kiev. On the same day, the German newspaper Die Zeit said that a vessel rented in Poland by a company owned by two Ukrainians had been used to undermine gas pipelines. Hersh said the CIA and German intelligence came up with this version.
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