NATO calls the damage to the Nord Stream pipelines sabotage.
NATO believes that the damage to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage. In its statement, the alliance expresses “deep concern” about these events. “Any deliberate attack on the critical infrastructure of allies will be met with a single and decisive response,” NATO warned. The NATO allies have committed to prepare, deter, and defend against the deliberate use of energy-related and other hybrid tactics by state and non-state actors. The statement emphasized that the gas leaks pose risks to shipping and are causing significant environmental damage. The alliance demands an investigation to determine the cause of the gas pipeline destruction.