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‘Everything indicates’ Chinese ship damaged Baltic pipeline on purpose, Finland says’, the December 1 headline at Politico announced, and the article then went on to discuss how Finnish authorities believe that the Chinese container ship, the Newnew Polar Bear, intentionally dragged its anchor line across the floor of the Baltic sea.
The results of this incident were the cutting of the Balticconnector 77 gas pipeline between NATO members Finland and Estonia, and the damaging of two telecom cables connecting Sweden with the two NATO members. While not a NATO member itself, Sweden has certainly become a fellow traveler since the start of the Russia-Ukraine War.