Swedish prosecutor shuts down Nord Stream sabotage investigation

Danish police have said they are closing their inquiry in connection with the explosions of Nord Stream 1 and 2. This move follows Sweden’s decision to close its investigation concerning gross sabotage against Nord Stream in September 2022, stating they don’t have jurisdiction. Germany is still investigating the incident.

The Danish authorities concluded the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines had been “deliberate sabotaged” in September 2022, but said there was no basis for pursuing a criminal case in Denmark.

Responsibility for the suspected sabotage is still unknown.

Based on the investigation, the authorities can conclude that there was “deliberate sabotage of the gas pipelines.”

Danish police said that the investigation, which was carried out with the Danish security and intelligence agency PET, had been “complicated and extensive” and said it would not provide further comment on the case.

As it is reported, there is no necessary basis for pursuing criminal proceedings in Denmark in connection with the explosions of Nord Stream 1 and 2, and therefore the Copenhagen police are suspending the criminal investigation of the explosions.

In cooperation with PET, the Copenhagen police have investigated the explosions in September 2022 of the gas pipelines on Nord Stream 1 and 2.

During the investigation, the Danish authorities have cooperated with relevant foreign partners.

Meanwhile, the German investigation continues and Sweden hand over material that can be used as evidence in the German investigation.

On the other hand, Swedish officials said the Swedish investigation has been able to establish and confirm circumstances that, taken together, lead to the conclusion that there is no longer any reason to continue the Swedish preliminary investigation, because it can be assumed that Swedish courts lacks jurisdiction.

Mats Ljungqvist, Sweden’s public prosecutor, refused to comment on the conclusions of the Swedish investigation or comment on any suspected persons in the Swedish investigation, highlighting the quick and efficient effort that the Swedish navy and the Swedish coast guard carried out in order to secure the crime scene.