Unknown object found at Nord Stream

Unknown object found at Nord Stream

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full screen The map shows the four leaks on the gas pipelines Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 and economic zones and territorial waters. Photo: Anders Humlebo/TT

An unknown object has been found near the places where explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines took place in September.

In September last year, gas leaks were discovered after an explosion against Nord Stream 1 and 2 outside Bornholm. Now the Danish Foreign Ministry states that an object has been found nearby.

The Danish authorities have received information from the Russian company Gazprom, which owns the gas pipelines, that a small object has been found at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was bombed last year.

“Concerned authorities have assessed that the observation does not pose an immediate security risk and that there is no immediate danger to people or ship traffic in the area. The authorities are investigating and following the situation carefully,” writes the Danish Foreign Ministry in an email to TT.

The information comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin stated earlier in the day that Gazprom found an antenna-like object about three kilometers from where the explosions occurred, writes the Reuters news agency.

– Experts believe it could be an antenna to receive a signal to detonate an explosive object, Putin said.

Gazprom has applied for and received permission from the Danish authorities to carry out a survey of the damage caused to the gas pipelines after the bombing last year.

TT has asked the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a comment.