Putin, in a conversation with the Turkish president, called what happened at Nord Stream an act of international terrorism and recalled that Russia decided to convene the UN Security Council
On the Nord Stream 1 gas pipelines and Nord Stream 2 an “unprecedented sabotage was committed, in fact— an act of international terrorism,” President Vladimir Putin said during a conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kremlin reports.
Putin said that the country is bringing this issue to the UN Security Council.
Among others The Kremlin named referendums in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, as well as a deal to export Ukrainian grain as topics of conversation.
The Turkish side's statement, quoted by the Anadolu agency, does not mention the situation with Russian gas pipelines.
On the morning of September 27, “daughter” Gazprom, the operator of Nord Stream AG, announced “unprecedented destruction” that occurred simultaneously on three lines of gas pipelines. The day before, Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pressure dropped sharply. The Danish Maritime Authority reported a gas leak in the exclusive economic zone of the country and Sweden, local seismologists recorded powerful explosions. Nord Stream 2 AG establishes the causes.
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Some countries in Europe, including Sweden and Poland, regarded what happened as sabotage. The intentional nature of the attack that led to the leak was also announced by the EU and NATO. The Kremlin called the emergency on gas pipelines terrorist attacks at the “state level”.
The Danish authorities believe that more than half of the volume of gas from the damaged gas pipelines has leaked, and the rest will end by the end of the week. Approximately the same terms are given by Nord Stream AG, noting that it is now impossible to approach the scene of the incident.
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