PM says Russia likely behind sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines

Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said that Russia was probably behind apparent sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas across the Baltic Sea to Germany.

Since September 26, several major gas leaks have been reported in the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, off the Danish island of Bornholm. The leaks were caused by powerful underwater explosions, according to Swedish and Danish seismographic data, in an act of suspected sabotage.

"This is most likely, according to the information we have also received from our foreign friends, the work of the Russian special services," he told reporters on Thursday.

"Besides, their proposal from a few days ago, suggesting that if we open Nord Stream 2, the gas will flow, only confirms this thesis, this presumption." he added.