Conspiracy theory and unsubstantiated claim from pro-Kremlin media accusing the West and US of sabotage and explosion of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.
No evidence provided to support the claim.
On 26 September 2022, the NS1 and the NS2 pipelines both ruptured. Denmark, Sweden view the Nord Stream pipeline leaks as 'deliberate actions'
The sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines happened as the Baltic Pipe was being opened for natural gas to come in from the North Sea through Denmark to Poland.
Тhe pro-Kremlin outlets' accusations that the West will do everything to hide the real perpetrators is groundless. Sweden, Germany and Denmark opened an investigation of the incident. This is the first step in determining what caused the leaks. Anything before that would be mere speculation and conspiracy theory.
As High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated: "Any deliberate disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response." The NATO called the incidents "deliberate, reckless, and irresponsible acts of sabotage. Joe Biden says Nord Stream leak is ‘Deliberate act of sabotage’.
European Union at the moment did not name anyone who could be behind the incident.
Pro-Kremlin media are promoting a number of different claims alleging that the leaks benefit the US, Poland and Ukraine, which is similar to the Kremlin's disinformation campaign in the situation of MH-17.