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In this photo provided by the Swedish Coast Guard, the release of gas from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea on September 27, 2022 in the Baltic Sea.

Boiling caused by gas leaks has ceased over the damaged Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, but not Nord Stream 2, the Swedish Coast Guard announced on Monday after an overflight of the two lines that were victims of suspected sabotage in Baltic Sea.

The operator of the undersea gas pipelines linking Russia to Germany, Nord Stream AG, announced on Saturday the end of leaks on Nord Stream 2 , based on insufficient pressure to escape from the pipeline.

A total of four large leaks releasing tens of thousands of tonnes of methane have affected both pipelines off the Danish island of Bornholm since the start of last week.

They are located in international waters, but two of them are in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and the other two are in the Danish EEZ.

According to the Danish authorities, the leaks, in sharp decline, should stop around this weekend.

On the Swedish side, the main leak affected Nord Stream 1, while a smaller one concerned Nord Stream 2. This is the one that is still active on Monday, the coast guard said in a press release.

During an overflight on Monday morning around 6:00 GMT, the largest leak was no longer visible, but the small one had increased again, with a diameter of bubbling at sea of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 30 meters.

Underwater explosions equivalent to hundreds of kilos of TNT are at the origin of the leaks discovered on the gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 in international waters off the Danish island of Bornholm, and all available information indicates that these explosions were the result of a deliberate act, Sweden and Denmark said in a statement. official report submitted to the United Nations.

Suspected of being the source of the leaks, Russia had counter-attacked attacked as early as Wednesday, pointing the finger at the United States and securing a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.

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