Sweden rejects Russia's request to participate in gas pipeline leak investigation
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Sweden will not allow Russia to investigate the causes of the explosions that damaged Nord Stream; two weeks ago, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday.
“In Sweden, we respect the secrecy of the investigation. We are working on how we will formulate our response,” the Swedish TV channel SVT quoted the prime minister as saying.
Last week, the Coast Guard cordoned off the area of gas leaks to investigate, and the navy sent a vessel to capable of conducting underwater research.
The four leaks — two in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and two in the Danish EEZ — occurred close to each other and almost simultaneously, raising suspicions of sabotage.
Analysis of seismic activity in the area also revealed seismic signals consistent with explosions.
On Thursday, Swedish security services said the investigation had reinforced those suspicions.
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