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Nord Stream 2: We were attacked by fishing boats, submarine in Danish waters

According to a branch director of Nord Stream 2 AG, pipe-laying vessel Fortuna has come under attack on several occasions, prompting Russia to deploy an aircraft to protect the pipeline project against submarines, the operator states.

Both civilian and military vessels "provoke" pipe-laying ship Fortuna, according to Russian news agency Interfax. | Photo: Jens B'ttner/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The situation surrounding gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 is so tense now that its operator company, Nord Stream 2 AG, has deemed it necessary to deploy aircraft to protect the project against any submarines inclined to prevent construction from finishing, company branch director Andrey Minin tells Russian news agency Interfax.

He alleges that both an unidentified submarine and a fishing boat have attempted to disrupt the pipe-laying efforts. According to Minin, the goal in both cases has been to attack pipe-laying vessel Fortuna, which is currently working offshore of outlying Danish island Bornholm to establish some of the final pipes.

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