Three sudden and separate leaks in the Russia-owned Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea are possibly due to acts of sabotage. Gas from the gas line is bubbling to the surface of the sea, as shown in the photo above from a Danish military flight over the pipeline route, and scientists say that there had been two bursts in undersea seismic activity during the hours leading up to when the pipelines lost pressure.
Comprised of two 1,224 km-long pipelines, Nord Stream is the main supply line for Russian gas to Europe, which gets 40% of its gas from Russia. The lines run from Vyborg, Russia to a port in Germany.
The Kremlin has not ruled out sabotage after the pipelines underwent sudden falls in pressure after seismic spikes, according to Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov. The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said sabotage was a possibility.
In February, 2022, President Joe Biden said on ABC News, “If Russia invades…then there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.” A reporter asked, “But how will you do that, exactly, since…the project is in Germany’s control?” Biden replied, “I promise you, we will be able to do that.”