STOCKHOLM, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Sweden's prime minister
said on Tuesday that two blasts had been detected in relation to
the leaks of the Nord Stream pipelines with information
suggesting likely sabotage, though this did not represent an act
of war against Sweden.
Magdalena Andersson told a news conference the Swedish
government was in close contact with partners such as NATO and
neighbours such as Denmark and Germany concerning the
"We have Swedish intelligence, but we have also received
information in our contacts with Denmark, and based on this
concluded that this is probably a deliberate act. It is probably
a matter of sabotage," Andersson said.
"It is not a matter of an attack on Swedish or Danish
territory. But that said, the government is taking what happened
very seriously, not the least in light of the current security
situation on our close proximity," she added.
Europe was investigating major leaks in two Russian
pipelines that spewed gas into the Baltic Sea near Sweden and
Denmark on Tuesday as Sweden launched a preliminary probe into
(Reporting by Niklas Pollard and Anna Ringstrom, editing by