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Explosions occurred on September 26 at three of the four strings of Nord Stream 1 and 2 underwater pipelines built to carry a combined annual 110 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Europe. Germany, Denmark and Sweden launched separate investigations into the suspected sabotage incident.
Investigation of the site of the incident at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines has confirmed sabotage, the Swedish Security Service has stated.
In the course of its intensive crime scene investigations carried out on the site of the detonations in the Baltic Sea, probes showed that the pipelines had been subject to gross sabotage, it was added in a statement.
The Swedish Security Service probe, headed by a National Security Unit prosecutor, had documented extensive damage to the gas pipelines resulting from the blasts, it was underscored, with a number of seizures made, including foreign items. Sabotage was confirmed after explosive residue was identified on a number of the seized and analyzed items. It was underscored that the extensive and complex ongoing probe, coupled with thorough analysis work, would allow for more definitive conclusions about the Nord Stream blasts.
Whether anyone can be suspected of, and later prosecuted for the sabotage will rest with the outcome of the investigation, the Swedish Security Service stated. A number of agencies, including the Swedish Coast Guard, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish police Authority, were assisting the investigation, it added.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 01:41:24 PM EST
It's amazing how a foregone conclusion reveals itself, given time for persons of interest to string non sequiturs around their cordon sanitaire rather than bring examination of the corpse, as it were, into evidence.

.aklagare.se | Confirmed sabotage at Nord Stream, 18.11.22

Analyzes that have now been carried out show traces of explosives on several of the foreign objects that were found [WHERE?]. The advanced analysis work continues to be able to draw safer conclusions about the incident, says Mats Ljungqvist.

The preliminary investigation is very complex and extensive. The continued preliminary investigation must show whether anyone can be served with suspicion of a crime.

credibility timeline
PR team: DK Armed Forces, DK Energy Agency (NS2), SE Armed Forces, SE Coast Guard, SE Maritime Admin, SE National Seismic Network 2, DE Geology Research Centre GFZ, Center for Maritime Operations, Royal Danish Defence College, 27.09.22
Prosecutors at the National Security Unit, 28.09.22
Public Prosecutor, National Unit against International and Organized Crime, 28.09.22
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aklagare.se | Supplementary crime scene investigation at Nord Stream, 28.10.22
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- The cooperation with authorities in Sweden and in other countries works excellently. For the continued work with the preliminary investigation and for the various collaborations that are ongoing, it is important that we can work in peace and quiet [5 nautical mi radius], says Chamber prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist.

The prosecutor cannot provide more information at this time and is not able to be available to the media.

by Cat on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 05:15:12 PM EST
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