O Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist of the Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement that “the investigation was systematic and thorough.”

“In the context of the situation we have at the moment, we can say that Swedish jurisdiction does not apply,” said Ljungqvist.

Sweden’s investigation was just one of three into the explosions. Denmark and Germany are also investigating sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.

“There is no indication that Sweden or Swedish citizens were involved in this attack, which occurred in international waters,” he added.

The Swedish prosecutor stressed that “the German investigation continues and due to the secrecy that prevails in international legal cooperation”, he could not “comment further on the cooperation that took place” between the countries.

“I will also not be able to comment on the findings of the Swedish investigation or comment on any persons suspected in the Swedish investigation,” Ljungqvist said.

The Swedish prosecutor highlighted “good cooperation” with Denmark and Germany, countries with which they “continuously shared information and situation reports”.

“We had in-depth cooperation with the investigation conducted by the German authorities. As part of this legal cooperation, we managed to deliver material that can be used as evidence in the German investigation”, he said.

Four huge gas leaks preceded by underwater explosions occurred on September 26, 2022, a few hours apart, in Nord Stream 1 and 2, gas pipelines that connect Russia to Germany and carry most of Russia’s gas to Europe.

The attacks occurred as Europe was turning away from Russian energy sources following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, contributing to tensions that followed the start of war on Ukrainian territory in February 2022.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2497274/suecia-encerra-investigacao-sobre-sabotagem-nos-gasodutos-nord-stream

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