The authorities' information about the Baltic sea gas leaks

Leaks from the Nordstream 1 and 2 gas pipelines have been detected at several locations in the Baltic Sea, caused by two explosions. There are leaks in the Swedish and Danish economic zones.
Gasläckan i Östersjön, fotograferad från Kustbevakningens flygplan den 27 september.

The Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) state that their assessment is that the incident is a sabotage, but that it is too early to say by whom and for what reason.

The Swedish Security Police (Säkerhetspolisen) have taken over the investigation from the Swedish Police Agency and are investigating sabotage at Nordstream.

According to Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party), this is probably a deliberate act, but should not be seen as an attack on Sweden, as it did not occur on Swedish territory.

Ann Linde, the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Social Democratic Party), does not want to give responsibility to any specific party. 

The Swedish Armed Forces, the Coast Guard and other responsible authorities are following developments in close contact with other authorities in Sweden and abroad.


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