The North Atlantic Council (NAC) has issued a statement on the damage to the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
Press Release, Brussels, 29 September 2022: Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the damage to gas pipelines. The NATO Invitees associate themselves with this Statement.
- The damage to the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 pipelines in international waters in the Baltic Sea is of deep concern. All currently available information indicates that this is the result of deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage. These leaks are causing risks to shipping and substantial environmental damage. We support the investigations underway to determine the origin of the damage.
- We, as Allies, have committed to prepare for, deter and defend against the coercive use of energy and other hybrid tactics by state and non-state actors. Any deliberate attack against Allies’ critical infrastructure would be met with a united and determined response.