The Swedish Navy conducts inspections at the Nord Stream pipeline leak site

The Swedish Navy conducts inspections at the Nord Stream pipeline leak site

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — The said Wednesday it had deployed two ships to conduct further investigations into the pipeline leaks in the .

“I can confirm that we are there with two minesweepers,” Jimmie Adamsson, the navy’s chief of communications, told Sweden’s Television on Wednesday, adding that the vessels were deployed “to carry out and surveys underwater”.

“We felt the need to do further investigations to complete the investigation,” Adamsson said.

He said the investigation was conducted at the initiative of the Navy and was not part of the country’s concurrent criminal investigation.

Adamsson declined to divulge further information except that the purpose of the operation was to meet the needs of the Navy.

The Swedish Navy has previously assisted the criminal investigation by deploying a submarine rescue vessel to investigate one of the sites where the four leaks occurred in the Swedish and Danish in the Baltic Sea in September.

The investigation strengthened the suspicion that acts of were behind the explosions that damaged the two pipelines built to transport natural gas from to .

Russia has demanded that Sweden share the results, but the Swedish authorities have ruled it out, citing pre-trial secrecy.

and Germany have also launched operations to gather information and potential evidence after the cordons were lifted following the Swedish scene investigation.


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