A gas leak from the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea in a photo by the Danish armed forces, September 29, 2022.
New York – Russia calls for a February 22 meeting of the UN Security Council. With reference to the Russian representative at the UN, the Russian agency RIA Novosti reported about it. Russia, the United States and NATO described the incident as sabotage. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that “Anglo-Saxons” are behind the explosions, for whom “anti-Russian sanctions are not enough”. The White House rejected it, as did other Western governments.
The Nord Stream 1 and 2 explosions are being investigated by Sweden and Denmark, in whose exclusive economic zones the incident took place. The countries concluded that the pipeline was blown up deliberately, but did not say who was to blame.
Russian Vice President Alexander Novak said on Monday that gas exports from Russia fell by 25.1 percent last year. The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, over 1,200 kilometers long pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, has a capacity of up to 27.5 billion cubic meters of gas. However, after the beginning of its invasion of Ukraine, Moscow gradually reduced the volume of gas it sent to Europe, until it stopped it completely. In September, the pipeline was damaged by an explosion.
The damaged Nord Stream 2 was never commissioned.