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  • The conclusion of the investigation is that Swedish jurisdiction does not apply and that the investigation therefore should be closed.

    On September 26, 2022, several attacks were carried out in international waters, directed at the Nord Stream. Public Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist has led the investigation, which has concerned gross sabotage. The primary purpose of the investigation has been to establish whether Swedish citizens were involved in the act and whether Swedish territory was used to carry out the act, and thereby risked damaging Swedish interests or Sweden's security. The investigation has now reached such a stage that the authorities have a clear view of the incident and that nothing has emerged to indicate that Sweden or Swedish citizens were involved in the attack which took place in international waters. “The investigation has been systematic and thorough. Among other things, a large number of ship movements have been analysed in order to understand what has happened. In addition to that, an extensive crime scene investigation has been carried out and several interviews have been held in the matter. Against the background of the situation we now have, we can state that Swedish jurisdiction does not apply”, says Mats Ljungqvist Cooperation with Swedish authorities The investigation team has had very good cooperation with several Swedish authorities. “I would particularly like to highlight the quick and efficient effort that the Swedish Navy and the Swedish Coast Guard carried out in order to secure the crime scene. Without their efforts, the authorities would not have been able to reach the state of investigation that we have now reached”, says Mats Ljungqvist. Good international cooperation Furthermore, there has been efficient cooperation with several countries. “We have had good cooperation with several countries, above all Denmark and Germany, where we have continuously shared information and status reports. We have had in-depth cooperation with the investigation conducted by the German authorities. Within the framework of this legal cooperation, we have been able to hand over material that can be used as evidence in the German investigation”, says Mats Ljungqvist “The German investigation continues and due to the secrecy that prevails in international legal cooperation, I cannot comment further on the cooperation that has taken place. With reference to this, I will also not be able to comment anything further on the conclusions of the Swedish investigation or comment on any suspected persons in the Swedish investigation”, says Mats Ljungqvist. Summary In summary, the Swedish investigation has been able to establish and confirm circumstances that, taken together, lead to the conclusion that there is no longer any reason to continue the Swedish preliminary investigation because it can be assumed that Swedish courts lacks jurisdiction. The prosecutor will not, due to the secrecy that still prevails, further comment on the case. The decision (in Swedish). Press Service, +46 10 562 50 20

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  • No decision will be made today, Tuesday. The prosecutor will tentatively make a decision tomorrow.

    In connection with the decision, a press release will be published. No information can be provided until then. Press Service, +46 10 562 50 20

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