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Germany Implies Russia to Blame for Damage to Gas Pipelines

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Nord Stream Gas Leaks Look Like Sabotage: Germany and US

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck implied that Russia is to blame for explosions that caused extensive damage to the two Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, in the clearest statement yet by a European leader implicating the Kremlin.

“Russia saying ‘it wasn’t us’ is like saying ‘I’m not the thief,’” Habeck told reporters Friday in Brussels after a meeting of EU energy ministers. Russia has denied responsibility and President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed “Anglo-Saxons” for the blasts, without providing any evidence.