Officials in Denmark said Tuesday that “powerful explosions” caused damage to the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea.
The Russian-constructed Nord Stream system had carried billions of cubic feet of natural gas from Russia to Germany before it was damaged late last month. No nation or group has claimed responsibility for the incident, and the United States has not issued a public statement on who may have been behind it.
In a translated statement, the Danish Police Intelligence Services confirmed that “extensive damage” to the pipelines was caused by “powerful explosions.” However, the police agency did not assign blame for the explosions.
“It is not possible to say when” a larger “investigation can be expected to be completed,” the statement continued. “We understand there is great interest in the case, but at this time, no further information will be released from the investigation into the gas leaks.”