Sweden Finds New Leak In Russian Gas Pipeline

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Sweden Finds New Leak In Russian Gas Pipeline

The BBC is reporting Sweden has found a new leak in a major undersea pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to the European Union – making it the fourth discovered this week.

Earlier this week, Denmark and Sweden reported gas leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.

Nato said the incidents were the result of “deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage”.

Russia dismissed suggestions that it had attacked its own pipelines as “predictable and stupid”.

The Russian foreign ministry said the blasts had occurred in “zones controlled by American intelligence”.

The German ambassador to the UK, Miguel Berger, told the BBC it was clear that a non-state actor could not have been behind the incidents – in other words, a country must have been responsible.