German expert sees Russia behind attack on Nord Stream pipelines – Europe

From a political issue to a total loss: According to media reports, the federal government in Germany assumes that the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which has been so important up to now, through which gas was pumped from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany until the beginning of September, has been irreparably destroyed since the explosions at the beginning of the week . That the leaks – a total of three of the four tubes of Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 are damaged – is not an accident, but the work of saboteurs, was clear to most governments on Wednesday afternoon, including the Kremlin . It is unclear who could be behind it. DER STANDARD has answered some of the most important questions: