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Sweden: Explosion traces found at Nord Stream 1, 2

The Swedish Prosecution Authority confirmed on Friday that the security police that has been investigating the damages that occurred recently on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines found residues of explosives and foreign objects at the damaged sites.

In its written statement, the prosecution authority described the incident as "a case of serious sabotage" and the situation as "very serious." "The advanced analysis work continues in order to be able to draw safer conclusions about the incident. [...] The continued preliminary investigation must show whether someone can be served with suspicion and later prosecuted," it added.

Earlier this month, Nord Stream AG found in its initial review that pipe fragments dispersion "is at least 250 m" and the "section of the pipe between the craters" destroyed. Previously, Russia blamed the damage on the United Kingdom and criticized the European Union for the lack of response to those allegations.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR