MOSCOW, October 10. /TASS/. While Russia is not allowed to investigate the sabotage at the Nord Stream pipeline, but the beneficiary is already known, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council.
"As you know, Russian representatives are not allowed to investigate the causes of explosions and destruction of international gas transmission systems passing through the bottom of the Baltic Sea, but we all know the ultimate beneficiary of this crime," Putin said.
Four leaks were discovered on the Nord Stream gas link, with the most recent one pinpointed by Sweden’s coast guard. Earlier, the Nord Stream AG company reported that three threads of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 offshore gas pipelines had suffered unprecedented damage on September 26. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Moscow was "deeply concerned about the news" and did not rule out that the pipelines’ operation could have been disrupted by an act of sabotage. Swedish seismologists later revealed that two explosions had been recorded along the Nord Stream pipelines on September 26. The Danish Energy Agency reported that a large amount of gas had spilled into the sea.