Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the incidents at the Nord Streams are sabotage, behind which are Western countries, Interfax reported.
"The Anglo-Saxons have not had enough sanctions, they have moved on to sabotage. Unbelievable, but a fact. By organizing explosions on the international gas pipelines of the Nord Stream, which run along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. In fact, they have begun to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure," the Russian president said Friday during a ceremony to sign treaties on the accession of new entities to the Russian Federation.
"It's obvious to everyone who benefits from this. Who benefits, he did, of course," he stressed.
Putin also noted that "the U.S. diktat is built on brute force, on fist law, sometimes beautifully wrapped, sometimes without any wrapping, but the essence is the same, fist law."
On the night of September 26 there was a leak on one of the strings of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. It happened in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone southeast of Bornholm Island. There were also gas leaks from both strings of Nord Stream 1 northeast of Bornholm.