Nord Stream explosions can be viewed as warning – Lithuanian parlt speaker

  • 2022-09-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The explosions near the Nord Stream gas pipelines can be considered a warning that Europe's energy infrastructure is not secure, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen says.

"Judging from experts' statements I have seen so far, this is obviously a kind of diversion, a consequence of some kind of action. These incidents show that fossil fuel infrastructure is not safe. This can be interpreted in different ways, it can be interpreted as a warning because the timing of the incidents coincided with the Danish prime minister's visit to Poland where the (the gas pipeline's - BNS) connection with Poland was opened," the speaker told the Ziniu Radijas news radio on Wednesday.

"But, of course, we have to wait for an investigation," she added.

After seismologists reported explosions near the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, European leaders said on Tuesday that sabotage was the most likely cause of the leaks in the Baltic Sea pipelines connecting Russia to Europe.

Ukraine said the leaks were probably caused by Moscow's terrorist attack, adding that it was an act of Russian "aggression against the European Union".