There is a breach in both natural gas pipelines between Russia and Germany.
The pressure drop in Nord Stream 2 was detected late Sunday evening. A day later, on Monday evening, shortly before midnight, it was also reported that the pressure in both pipes of Nord Stream 1 had dropped.
The cause of the first observed pressure drop is a localized leak on the southeast side of the Danish island of Bornholm.
In Germany, it has already been assessed that the breach appears to be intentional damage. Two pipelines breaking at the same time would be too strange a coincidence.
According to an expert interviewed by the German newspaper Tagesspiegel, divers or a submarine would be needed to damage the pipelines.
However, the real reason for the violations is not yet known, but according to Tagesspiegel, the possible damage may be related to the war in Ukraine and Russia’s efforts, so to speak, to stir things up in Europe.
Nord Stream 1 and 2 each have two pipes. At least the pressures in both pipes of Nord Stream 1 have decreased.
Some natural gas has passed through Nord Stream 1 recently, but not at the moment. Nord Stream 2 has not transferred natural gas, but according to the German Berliner Zeitung, the pipeline has been filled with natural gas.
So far, shipping has had to be restricted to a distance of five miles near the spill. Flying at an altitude of less than a kilometer has also been suspended.