An unexplained power outage has hit an island in Denmark near the location where there was an alleged “sabotage” attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Electricity operator Energinet said on October 10 that it was investigating the cause of the outage on Bornholm Island, which may have been caused by a problem linked to an underwater cable.
The outage comes two weeks after four major gas leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines were discovered just off of Bornholm. The pipelines, which link Russia to Germany, have been attributed to underwater detonations probably due to “sabotage.”
The West has focused its suspicions on Russia, which is locked in an energy war with Europe over moves to isolate Moscow because of its invasion of Ukraine. The Kremlin has rejected any responsibility for the leaks and has in turn accused the West of sabotaging the pipelines.