Spain's energy minister says pipeline leaks likely deliberate
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MADRID, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The leaks in the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea are most likely the result of a deliberate act of provocation probably linked to the Russian government, Spanish Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said on Thursday.
"It was a deliberate act and in my opinion it can very likely be linked to the push for constant provocation by the Kremlin," she told reporters.
Her comments echo views of German, Danish and Swedish officials who openly spoke about likely sabotage, as gas from the pipeline spewed into the Baltic Sea
for a third day
Reporting by Inti Landauro; editing by Emma Pinedo and Jason Neely
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