28 Sep 2022 09:39

European Commission president calls for investigating Nord Stream gas leak

BRUSSELS. Sept 28 (Interfax) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called for investigating the gas leak from the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines.

"Spoke to [Prime Minister of Denmark Mette] Frederiksen on the sabotage action Nord Stream. Paramount to now investigate the incidents, get full clarity on events and why," von der Leyen said on Twitter.

"Any deliberate disruption of active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable and will lead to the strongest possible response," she said.

On the night from Sunday to Monday, a leak occurred in one of the strings of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Danish exclusive economic zone, southeast of the island of Bornholm.

Gas leaks were also discovered in both strings of Nord Stream 1 in the Danish exclusive economic zone, northeast of Bornholm.

Danish Prime Minister Frederiksen did not rule out that Nord Stream might have been damaged in an act of sabotage.