Nord Stream Pipeline Explosion Confirmed As Sabotoge, Sweden Claims

ASTANA KAZAKHSTAN - OCTOBER 14: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS) Summit, October,14,2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Leaders of most post-Soviet states arrived to Astana for the first Summit Russia - Central Asia and annual Summit of CIS. (Photo by Contributor/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Investigators have found traces of explosives at the site of the damaged Nord Stream gas pipelines, confirming sabotage had taken place, a Swedish prosecutor said on Friday.
  • The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines link Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea and have become a flashpoint in the Ukraine crisis.
  • “Analysis that has now been carried out shows traces of explosives on several of the objects that were recovered,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement.

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