WASHINGTON - EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said all indications are that leaks at the two Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea “are the result of a deliberate act.”
“We will support any investigation aimed at getting full clarity on what happened and why, and will take further steps to increase our resilience in energy security,” Borrell said.
“Any deliberate disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response,” he added.
The State Department said Tuesday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the situation with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and that the United States “remains united with our allies and partners in our commitment to promoting European energy security.”
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan tweeted that the U.S. supports efforts to investigate the apparent sabotage.
Danish Defense Minister Morten Bødskov will discuss the issue with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Wednesday.