The perpetrators behind the Nord Stream sabotage remain unknown

Published 6 April 2023

The Swedish Security Service efforts to clarify the circumstances surrounding the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines continue. The investigation is complex and extensive.

It has previously been established that there has been detonations on the site, and that the pipelines has been subject to gross sabotage. Analyses of seized materials from the crime scene investigations at the bottom of the Baltic Sea have revealed explosive residue on several of the foreign objects seized and examined. All the seized materials are being carefully examined and analysed.

A number of investigative measures have been carried out in the attempts to establish the course of events and to draw definite conclusions about the detonations. A number of additional concrete investigative measures are currently being taken. It is still unclear who carried out the sabotage.

The Swedish Security Service is processing and analysing all the information emerging in the investigation, and the efforts are based on the facts surrounding the sabotage.

The investigation involves cooperation with other authorities, both nationally and internationally. The investigation is headed by a National Security Unit prosecutor.


 6 April 2023

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