I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that the damage to these pipelines was done by Russia.
The pipelines were inactive. Russia had stopped delivery through them. It doesn't make sense to me they'd need to sabotage them,when for lack of a better term, these pipelines are OFF.
We’ve talked about the targeting of Germany previously via the western sanctions. Loss of mass production and jobs. Weakening Germany.
Volkswagen and other car makers in Germany may move production due to a lack of available energy. Germany, the biggest economy in the EU. Weakening that nation through falling productions and job losses will subordinate the EU as a whole. Italy’s the second biggest economic player has just been warned.
Sept. 27 (UPI) –– German officials on Tuesday are trying to find out what caused leaks in two natural gas pipelines from Russia to Germany, adding another energy dilemma between the two countries in the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and punishing economic sanctions against Moscow.
Following Italy’s “turn to the right” election- A win that sees the return of Berlusconi (who isn’t exactly “anti Russia”) – as well as a sharp rebuke from “Vandercrazy” (ala the Duran)
Back to the pipelines
“We are currently in contact with the authorities concerned to clarify the matter,” Germany said in a translated statement. “We still have no clarity about the causes and the exact facts. It is also still being clarified whether the incident occurred in German territorial waters“
“Specifically, the exchange between BMWK, the network operator, the Federal Network Agency, the Federal Police and the local mining authority in Stralsund as well as the responsible state ministries in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania“
A statement from the Danish Maritime Authority said it discovered a leak in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in their part of the Baltic Sea.
“The preliminary assessment indicates that a leak has occurred from one of the two Nord Stream 2 pipelines in the Danish area Southeast of Dueodde at Bornholm … from where natural gas is leaking,” the Danish statement said.
“The Danish Maritime Authority has released a navigational warning and established a prohibitive zone within five nautical miles of the pipeline, as it is dangerous for naval traffic.”
The maritime authority added that there were not any security risks related to the leak outside of the prohibitive zone and that the incident was not expected to impact the security of the Danish gas supply.
The operator of Nord Stream 1 confirmed later a pressure drop had been detected and confirmed by the German economy ministry.
The pipelines have been part of a confrontation between Russia and Europe connected with Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia began withholding the natural gas that for decades it had abundantly sent to Europe
because of sanctions levied by the Westover the war.
Rare to see the admission made directly above- Western sanctions ultimately being responsible for European nations being deprived of energy– Negotiations were always the better way. Avoiding duplicitous behaviour would have been good too