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Nord Stream attacks highlight vulnerability of undersea pipelines in west

By Julian Borger

29 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

It's not just about natural gas. The Guardian reports that NATO countries are scrambling to secure undersea pipelines and communications cables following the apparent sabotage in the Baltic Sea.

Nato countries are scrambling to improve security of highly vulnerable undersea pipelines and communications cables after the apparent Nord Stream attack in the Baltic Sea underlines the west’s extreme vulnerability.

Four gas leaks on two Nord Stream pipelines have now been reported after blasts were detected on Monday. According to several reports citing European officials, Russian vessels were seen in the vicinity of the Nord Stream I and II pipelines where they were damaged, but an examination of the damage may not be possible for weeks for safety reasons, and no proof of Moscow’s involvement has been presented.

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