Moscow wants Security Council to consider Nordstream leaks

    The Russian government wants to convene the UN Security Council to examine the gas leaks in the Nordstream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea. The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said on social media on Wednesday. Moscow denies the accusations of being behind the sabotage that led to the escape of the gas.

    Russia believes that US President Joe Biden should answer the question of whether the United States carried out the threat on September 25 and 26 against Nordstream 2, which was not taken into use. According to the state news agency TASS, Zacharova made the announcement on her Telegram channel. The US strongly opposed the construction of that gas pipeline from Ust-Luga, west of Sint-Peterbsurg, to Germany.

    Nord Stream AG on Tuesday reported “unprecedented damage” to the pipe network near the Danish island of Bornholm the day before. Swedish seismologists recorded two explosions in the area. According to the Danish Energy Agency, an enormous amount of natural gas has bubbled to the sea surface. Shipping traffic has been advised to stay at least 8 kilometers away from the leaks. Planes also have to adjust their route.