Russia has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council following pipeline leaks suspected to be the result of sabotage.
Russia seeks UN meeting on Baltic Sea pipeline damage
The United Nations Security Council will convene at the request of Russia to discuss damage to two pipelines as the European Union promised a “robust” response to any intentional disruption of its energy infrastructure.
The EU has said it suspects sabotage was behind gas leaks discovered this week on subsea Russian pipelines to Europe.
As gas spewed out under the Baltic Sea for a third day after first being detected, it remained far from clear who might be responsible for any sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines that Russia and European partners spent billions of dollars building.
“Any deliberate disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response,” the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.