Nord Stream, UK media: “Explosions at Nord Stream from 500kg of TNT”

Nord Stream, UK media: “Explosions at Nord Stream from 500kg of TNT”

Helsinki: the leaks in the gas pipeline in a chemical weapons landfill area. According to Gazprom “800 million cubic meters of gas are missing”, the amount of methane that Denmark uses in three months

“The bombs that caused four leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipeline, about 80 meters deep in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark, may have been the maintenance robots operating inside the facility during the works. of repair “. The Guardian writes it, citing some experts. “If this theory were to prove correct – we read – the sophisticated nature of the attack and the power of the explosion would add weight to the suspicions that the attacks were carried out by a state power, with the finger pointed at Russia”.

The power of the explosions – Intelligence sources cited by the German magazine der Spiegel believe that the pipelines were hit in four places by explosions with 500 kilos of TNT. German investigators took seismic readings to calculate the strength of the explosions. And they told the media that remote-controlled divers or robots may be able to visit the leak sites as early as this weekend.

Helsinki: the leaks in a chemical weapons landfill area – According to the Finnish Environment Agency (Syke), the Danish Basin of Bornholm, where the first leak from the Nord Stream pipeline was detected on Monday, is the most important landfill in Europe. chemical weapons in the Baltic Sea. Syke says in a note that “the effect of gas leaks on chemical weapons is likely to be minimal, as they are buried several kilometers away, but the effects are still uncertain.” The agency said it will continue to investigate the matter together with the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Treaty Institute at the University of Helsinki, Finnish media reported.

Gazprom: “800 million cubic meters of gas missing” – The spokesman for the Russian gas giant Gazprom, Sergey Kupriyanov, during a meeting within the United Nations Security Council, explained that at the time of the explosions, ” according to current estimates, the three pipelines of the gas pipelines contained about 800 million cubic meters of gas. To be clear, it is the amount of methane that Denmark uses in three months “. “Now we have started looking for possible solutions to restore the Nord Stream system – he added -. At the moment it is not possible to estimate the system recovery times”.