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CIA warned Germany of possible attack on Nord Stream pipelines

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The US intelligence agency (CIA) warned Germany several weeks ago of the possibility of an attack on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. The news was released by the German newspaper Der Spiegel on the same day that at least three gas leaks were detected in three conduits of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

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The German government will have received an alert from the CIA during the summer, advances Der Spiegel, citing anonymous sources. It’s good that Berlin assumed it was a targeted attack on gas pipelines.

The two pipelines start from Russia, transporting gas to Europe. Although the flow to European countries has been interrupted, the pipelines continue to contain gas. One of the leaks occurred in the Danish economic zone, which is part of the Nord Stream route, and the other two were detected in the Swedish economic zone. Images released in the meantime show the stain caused in the Baltic Sea.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov does not rule out sabotage. Already the adviser to the President of Ukraine, Mikhaylo Podolyak, considers that it was a “terrorist attack” provoked by Moscow.

Denmark sees Baltic Sea gas leak as ‘deliberate action’Prime Minister Metter Frederiksen said during a news conference. Asked if the case was considered an attack or a declaration of war against the country, Frederiksen replied that it was not, since occurred in international waters.

The Danish energy minister’s office confirmed to CNN that the leaks were not caused by an accident, but by the explosions. He added that the damage to the pipes is between 70 and 80 meters deep and the gas leak is expected to last at least a week.

Sweden took a position similar to that of Denmark, considering that it was a “deliberate” action, probably sabotage. however also do not see the case as an attack on the homeland.

The causes of the gas leaks are already being investigated by the German, Danish and Swedish authorities.

Source: Observadora

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