Russia is thinking about whether to proceed with repairing the damage to the pipelines

Russia will wait until an assessment of the extent of damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines is completed before deciding whether or not to proceed with any repairs, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Swedish investigators announced earlier today that they had found traces of explosives in the damaged Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, confirming that there was sabotage.

“The analyzes carried out showed traces of explosives on several foreign objects that were found,” prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist, who is in charge of the preliminary investigation into the destruction of the pipelines in Sweden, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin pointed out that Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken by phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with Peskov explaining that a statement on the conversation would be issued soon and giving no further details.

According to him, there are no talks about a summit meeting between Putin and US President Joe Biden.

“So far there are no talks about a summit meeting (…) for now,” Peskov noted.

Source: RES-MPE

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