Sweden closes Nord Stream investigation

Nord Stream attacks

Published 7 February 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Theories abound as to who actually blew up the gas pipelines.

Several German media are reporting today that the Swedish investigation into the Nord Stream terrorist attacks will be closed by the prosecutor because no suspects have been identified.

It was in September 2022 that the gas pipelines were blown up under mysterious circumstances. There have been many explanations, with both Russia and Ukraine identified in the media as potentially responsible for the attack.

Early last year, award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh also published a lengthy report that identified the US, with the help of Norway, as responsible for the bombings, and that the NATO exercise Baltops was used as a cover for Norwegian and American dive teams to plant the bombs off Bornholm.

However, Hersh’s report was largely met with silence, and now it appears that at least the Swedish investigation will be closed without identifying a perpetrator.

Swedish investigation chief Mats Ljungqvist recently said that a Swedish decision on prosecution would be made “within the next few days, according to Bonnier newspaper Expressen, and the Swedish Prosecution Authority (Åklagarmyndigheten) said in a press release that a “preliminary decision” would be issued tomorrow.

German investigation continues

However, German media such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, NDR, WDR and Die Zeit report that it is already clear that the Swedish investigation is closed – but that the German and Danish investigations will continue.

During the investigation, Sweden collected and analyzed parts of the exploded pipe – and it is likely that this evidence will now be included in the German investigation instead.

“The Swedish authorities can now hand over evidence and exhibits to their German colleagues. Sweden would then give up its claim to prosecution and support the German process”, writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Russia has on several occasions requested access to the Swedish investigation and its results – a request that has been rejected by Sweden.

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