District Attorney Mats Ljungqvist said Swedish authorities have a “clear understanding of the incident” so the investigation can be closed.
Swedish prosecutors announced the termination of the investigation into explosions at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines and the transfer of collected evidence to Germany. This is stated on the official website of the department.
“The conclusion of the investigation is that Swedish jurisdiction does not apply and therefore the investigation should be closed,” the prosecutor’s office noted.
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The investigation into the gas pipeline attacks was carried out by the Swedish Security Police, and the preliminary investigation was led by District Attorney Mats Ljungqvist.
The department's press service emphasized that the preliminary investigation was carried out to find out whether Swedish citizens were involved in blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline and whether Swedish territory was used for this.
It is reported that as a result of the investigation, the authorities received a “clear picture of the incident”, according to which there is no evidence of involvement of Stockholm or Swedish citizens in the mentioned incidents.
“Given the current situation, we can state that there is no Swedish jurisdiction,” Ljungqvist concluded.
The prosecutor noted that during the investigation, cooperation was established with several countries, in particular with Denmark and Germany.
“As part of this legal cooperation, we were able to transfer materials that could be used as evidence in the German preliminary investigation,” he said.
Let us remind you that according to media reports on September 27, the German Prosecutor General’s Office is considering the so-called “Ukrainian trace” as a priority version of undermining the Nord Stream gas pipeline. According to investigators, sabotage on the gas pipeline could have been committed by the crew of the Andromeda yacht.
German journalists also reported on October 9 that the Polish intelligence service provided Germany with evidence of Russian involvement in the explosion at the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, but German authorities are skeptical about this information.