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Nord Stream damage might be irreparable – media

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The Russian gas pipelines earlier suffered a suspected sabotage attack.

What is being touted as potential sabotage on the Russian Nord Stream gas pipelines might have dealt them irreparable damage, Germany’s Tagesspiegel reported on Wednesday, citing “government circles.” The two pipelines were seriously damaged earlier this week.

If the damage is not repaired quickly enough, too much salty sea water could run into the pipes lying at the bottom of the Baltic Sea and irreversibly corrode them, German officials have warned, according to the news media outlet. Denmark said on Wednesday that its authorities would be able to launch a probe into the issue no sooner than in a week or two due to “safety concerns,” Tagesspiegel added.

The media outlet does not mention any plans for repair work by either Russia or Germany.

A group of senior German MPs were quick to point the finger at Russia and blame Moscow for the incident. “An attack on the energy supply infrastructure is intended to spread fear and terror,” Roderich Kiesewetter, a German MP and spokesman for crisis prevention for the Conservative Union parliamentary group, told the RND media group.

“Therefore, it is likely that Russia is trying … to stir up uncertainty among the European population” and supposedly demonstrate its ability to attack critical infrastructure, he added, accusing Moscow of employing a “state terrorism” approach.

The head of the German parliament’s Defense Committee, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, told journalists that “it cannot be ruled out that [such attacks] will be directed by Russia in order to shake our markets.” She also used the occasion to call on Germany and the EU to “free” themselves from the “dependence on Russian raw materials as quickly as possible.”

Danish authorities confirmed leaks on the pipelines on Monday after their operator reported a loss of pressure on both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines earlier that day. Danish and Swedish authorities then spoke of a series of undersea explosions in the area. Russian, American, and Swedish authorities said the leaks might have been the result of a deliberate attack.

The EU vowed “the strongest possible response” to any attacks on its active energy infrastructure but stopped short of naming any suspects in the Nord Stream incident. Russia branded the incident a “terrorist attack” and said it would summon a UN Security Council meeting over it.

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  1. Economic terrorism by the Ultimate Scum (US), which will tie and subjugate EU to US for several decades to come. EU colony cannot grow stronger than the deep state masters. It also inflicts damamge to russian assets, and there will never be another pipeline supply. Two birds in one stone, which Biden claimed he will do it and got the means to do it a few months ago.

  2. Did the US do it? Yes
    Did the Virus come from a lab, Yes
    Did Biden steal the election, Yes
    The vaccine is not safe and effective, Yes
    Did the US start the war in Ukraine, Yes
    Is Zelensky a US bitch, Yes
    Was the meeting between Ardern and Zelenskies wife a setup, Yes
    Is the propaganda machine working overtime, Yes

    • Are ALL the parties currently in NZ parliament the ones who forced you to give up your freedom and health autonomy? YES
      Are the LABOUR govt a bunch of traitorous criminals colluding with the US terrorists? YES
      Are most NZ voters (so far) a herd of gullible sheeple? YES

  3. “There is a war underway, and I think it’s wrong to think of it like a cowboy movie where there are good guys and bad guys. And it’s wrong to think that this is a war between Russia and Ukraine and that’s it. No. This is a world war,”
    “To understand, you have to investigate the dynamics that developed the conflict,” Pope Francis

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