Who is behind the attack on Nord Stream? “I don’t expect them to be American. Everything points to Russia.”

“The explosions, as we look at the map, took place close to Denmark’s territorial waters. It was a signal to the whole of NATO. It’s not in the territorial waters of a member state, so if we consider this to be sabotage – frankly – sabotage by the Russians, that’s a signal to the whole of NATO and we’re on alert. (Russians – RMF FM) will not only increase the energy crisis, but also find a reason to increase military tensions,” said Dr. Wojciech Lorenz from the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Gas Pipes in an afternoon interview on RMF FM.

The explosions occurred near Denmark’s territorial waters. It was a signal to the whole of NATO. It’s not in the territorial waters of a member state, so if we consider this to be sabotage – frankly – sabotage by the Russians, that’s a signal to the whole of NATO and we’re on alert. (Russians – RMF FM) will not only increase the energy crisis, but also find a reason to increase military tensions. – Wojciech Lorenz from the Polish Institute of International Affairs said about the damage to the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in an afternoon talk on RMF FM.

Asked whether Poland should strengthen security of the Baltic pipeline in light of recent events, he replied: We need to protect critical infrastructure. Poland is dependent on energy from the Baltic Sea via sea. We can only detect, monitor and counter threats.

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Asked if we could actually do this, the analyst pointed to investments in the Polish navy. Limited for now, but we have such basic capabilities – he said.

Fortunately, we are a member of the North Atlantic Alliance. We have partners with capabilities in the Baltic Sea. We have Sweden, which has submarines and will soon become a NATO member. We can exchange intelligence information and conduct joint operations to strengthen the security of critical infrastructure – added.

Tomas Terlikowski on RMF FM also asked about Joe Biden’s statement on Nord Stream 2. After Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the US president said the pipeline would not work. As for Biden’s statements, they mentioned the ability of the United States to pressure Germany not to start Nord Stream 2. Of course, expect these reports to spawn various conspiracy theories. But we must also be aware that there are more serious capabilities to monitor the security of critical infrastructure. Maybe the culprits will be found, I don’t expect them to be Americans (…) In my opinion, everything points to Russia. – he pointed out.

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