Nord Stream gas leak captured in terrifying video as Russia slammed over line 'sabotage'


In new frightening footage of the leaks, Sweden’s coast guards captured the sheer amount of gas being released from the underwater pipelines, which were mysteriously blasted on Tuesday. Foam can be seen forming on the surface of the Baltic Sea, as gas leaks from the Nord Stream 1 pipeline just off the coast of the Danish island of Bornholm. The natural catastrophe could last for at least a week, Danish authorities have warned.

Two explosions followed by three unexplained leaks took place at two key pipelines transporting natural gas from Russia to Europe on Tuesday, prompting claims of sabotage. 

The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the attacks would result in the “strongest possible response”, but the EU leader fell short of accusing Russia directly.

She had previously accused Russia of using gas supplies and the Nord Stream pipeline as weapons against the EU.

European Council President Charles Michel tweeted: “Nord Stream sabotage acts appears to be an attempt to further destabilise energy supply to [the] EU.”

However, the Kremlin rebuffed any suggestion the Kremlin might be behind the incident a few miles from Denmark.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said: “It’s quite predictable and also predictably stupid to give voice to these kinds of narratives – predictably stupid and absurd.

“Before making any claims, we should wait for investigation into these ruptures, whether there was an explosion or not,” the Russian official stressed.

While the EU has so far refrained from blaming anyone, Ukraine targeted Russia, saying the leaks were a “terrorist attack” perpetrated by Moscow. 

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