Statement by the President of the Republic of Finland on the damage to underwater infrastructure

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 34/2023
10 October 2023

The damage to the underwater infrastructure has been taken seriously and its causes have been investigated since Sunday. The political leadership has been closely informed of the situation.

It is likely that the damage to both the gas pipeline and the data cable is caused by external activity. What specifically caused the damage is not yet known.

The investigation will continue in cooperation between Finland and Estonia. We are also in constant contact with our allies and partners. I discussed with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today. NATO is ready to assist with the investigation.

Finland’s level of preparedness is good. These events have no impact on our security of supply.