Sabotage! The Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea have been damaged and are leaking a large amount of gas. Ships are prohibited from approaching the danger zone. Nord Stream 1 was recently shut down by the Russians themselves with the excuses of maintenance and malfunctions. Nord Stream 2 was never even put into operation after the Russian attack on Ukraine. However, for technical reasons, there was gas in both pipes to maintain a certain pressure in them. It started leaking in three places at once on Tuesday. This happened in Danish and Swedish waters near the island of Bornholm. It already raised the suspicion that it was not a coincidence. Later, Danish and Swedish authorities said that measuring stations had detected explosions near the gas pipelines. The damage is extensive, about a kilometer long. Large bubbles form on the surface. Ships are prohibited from sailing to a distance of at least 9 km from the spill site. Because they would lose buoyancy on gas and sink immediately. The authorities are trying to find out the cause of the damage and who is responsible for it. According to experts, repairs will take weeks. During that time, a huge amount of gas escapes into the atmosphere. In response to this news, the price of gas began to rise. On the same day, Poland opened a gas pipeline that runs across the Baltic Sea from Norway. Efforts to build it began already after the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 – and they managed it just in time!