Investigation into gross sabotage has been closed

Published 7 February 2024

The investigation into the detonations that occurred at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines has been closed. The decision to close the investigation was made as it was considered not possible for the Swedish authorities to pursue the matter further.

The detonations occurred in late September 2022 at the gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. An investigation was opened into suspected sabotage, with the Swedish Security Service eventually taking over the investigation, headed by a prosecutor at the National Security Unit of the Swedish Prosecution Authority.

The investigation was opened in order to examine whether the sabotage targeted Sweden and thereby threatened the security of Sweden, and it was determined that this was not the case. Numerous other aspects of the incidents have been investigated as well – a process which has involved cooperation with other countries that are also investigating the incidents.

The investigation resulted in an overall determination that Sweden does not have the jurisdiction to investigate this matter further.

The Swedish Security Service has cooperated intensively with several other government agencies, both nationally and internationally, and has shared information that has emerged in the investigation. Any additional cooperation that may be required in this matter will occur not as part of a formal investigation but within the framework of the Swedish Security Service’s ongoing operational work.


 7 February 2024

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