Swedish authorities end the investigation into the explosions in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In a press release, Swedish prosecutors wrote that the investigation had reached a point where authorities had a good understanding of the incident, and nothing had emerged indicating the involvement of Sweden or Swedish citizens in the attack.
The initial investigation was systematic and comprehensive. Among other things, a large number of ship movements were analyzed to understand what happened. In addition, an extensive crime scene investigation was conducted, and several interviews were conducted in this case. Based on the understanding of the situation that we have now, we can say that Swedish Jurisdiction Jurisdiction Judiciary.Missing, says prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist.
Sweden, Denmark and Germany are all investigating the explosions off Bornholm that destroyed the two pipelines in September 2022. But there is not much information about what has been revealed.
The Swedish Public Prosecutor's Office wrote in a press release on Tuesday that the decision will be made during Wednesday, and a press release will be sent in this regard.
According to German newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung Die Zeit newspaper, along with broadcasters WDR and NDR, announced on Tuesday that the Swedish investigation had ended.
This was because a clear suspect could not be found in the case, they wrote. However, this does not affect investigations conducted by other countries.
German media: The Swedish investigation into Nord Stream has ended
Swedish prosecutors announced their decision on Nord Stream on Wednesday after nearly a year and a half of investigation into the sabotage.
Russia demands information
The Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines were built to transport Russian gas from Russia to Germany. In Sweden, the incident is being investigated as a serious act of sabotage.
According to German media leaks, several indicators point in the direction of Ukraine. For its part, Ukraine accused Russia of being behind it.
Commenting on the Swedish investigation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says that Russia has repeatedly requested information about investigations in Western countries, but without having any idea about the matter.
At the same time, he described the explosions that destroyed the two pipelines as “sabotage of vital international infrastructure.”
This is what it looked like in October 2022:
Sailboating is an important path
The head of the Swedish investigation, Mats Ljungqvist, has not yet commented on the suspicions about who is behind the sabotage operation. But in a letter to the UN Security Council, Sweden, Denmark and Germany stated that the sailboat called Andromeda was the main route. The boat was said to be transporting explosives used to destroy gas pipelines.
According to Jungqvist, Sweden is cooperating with other countries on how to communicate this next step in this regard.
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