Foreign minister Rau on "predominant conviction" regarding Nord Stream sabotage
"The predominant conviction in this discourse, which is mainly run by the media, boils down to that the Russians might have had an interest in committing such a deed," Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau said in an interview for Fakty TVN reporter Marcin Wrona. The minister was referring to the still-unexplained circumstances of the recent sabotage on the Nord Stream pipelines on the Baltic Sea.
EU leaders will discuss next week what the bloc has denounced as sabotage on the subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines, an EU official said on Thursday, adding that the incident had changed the nature of the conflict in Ukraine fundamentally.
As gas continued to spew into the Baltic Sea for a fourth day since leaks were first detected, it remained unclear who might be behind any deliberate attack on the pipelines that Russia and European partners spent billions of dollars building.
Rau on "predominant conviction" regarding damage to Nord Stream pipelines
Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau was asked by Fakty TVN reporter Marcin Wrona about safety of Baltic Sea pipelines and potential perpetrator of the recent attacks on them.
"The predominant conviction in this discourse, which is mainly run by the media, boils down to that the Russians might have had an interest in committing such a deed. We must remember that these blasts happened near the Danish territorial waters, near a NATO member state, which is obviously concerned about its security due to many reasons, also those rooted in the past," minister Rau said. "On the other hand, we're in the middle of an energy crisis," he added.
Asked if - in his opinion - the damage was meant to send a message that no pipeline at the bottom of the Baltic Sea was safe, the MFA chief replied: "It's very possible it should be interpreted this way".
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