The German Interior Ministry confirmed that “our forces, together with Denmark, Poland and Sweden, carry out patrols in coastal waters to ensure the security of energy facilities”, noting that “in cooperation with Denmark and Sweden, we want to form a team to investigate the circumstances of the pipeline gas leak Nord Stream, explaining that the Nord Stream Incident Investigation Team will include Navy experts, police and intelligence officials.

Yesterday, the authorities of Germany, Denmark and Sweden announced in a joint statement that “we are starting to form a joint group to investigate the accidents on the Nord Stream gas pipeline in accordance with European laws.”

European Council President Charles Michel also announced that “the summit of European leaders to be held this weekend in Prague will be dedicated to protecting the European Union’s basic infrastructure in the wake of the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.”

Notably, two Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines bound for Europe via the Baltic Sea leaked gas two days ago amid conflicting analyzes as to the truth of what happened, as Russian authorities accuse unnamed parties of attacking its line, while the West accuses Moscow of not preserving this important energy artery, which is the largest supplier of gas and oil to many European capitals.