Russia has stated that pipeline leaks emitting natural gas into the sea are the result of state-sponsored terrorism.
The European Union is investigating the cause of the leaks in the Gazprom-led Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines under the Baltic Sea and has said it suspects sabotage.
“This looks like some kind of terrorist act, possibly at the state level,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to TASS news.
“This is an extremely dangerous situation that requires urgent investigation,” he stressed.
A day before, Peskov dismissed claims that Moscow was behind the damage to the pipelines and described those allegations as “predictably stupid.”
He questioned why Russia would sabotage its own pipeline system, which would lead to the loss of significant amounts of “expensive” gas.