Russia alleges Britain’s Royal Navy blew up Nord Stream gas pipelines
Britain’s Royal Navy helped carry out the “terrorist attack” that damaged Nord Stream gas pipelines between Russia and the European Union, the Russian Defense Ministry has claimed.
The Russian ministry took the allegation to Britain’s senior military service in a news bulletin focusing primarily on what they described as an “attempted terrorist attack against Black Sea Fleet ships and civilian vessels”. Saturday morning by Ukrainian drones in the vicinity of Sevastopol. , Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014.
“The preparation for this terrorist act and the training of military personnel of the 73rd Navy Special Operations Center was carried out under the supervision of British specialists in the town of Ochakov, in the Nikolayev region of Ukraine,” claimed the Russian press release, published on Telegram, unwittingly. provide supporting evidence.
“According to available information, representatives of this British Navy unit were involved in the planning, supply and implementation of a terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on September 26 this year – blowing up the North Gas Pipelines Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2,” they added – again, without providing supporting evidence.
BREAKING: The Russian Defense Ministry says representatives of a British Navy unit blew up the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. They call the incident a “terrorist attack”. https://t.co/PAiZ4D1jU3
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Regarding the attempted “terrorist attack” against the Black Sea Fleet, the Russians claimed that their ships – which they said were “involved in ensuring the security of the ‘grain corridor’ as part of a international initiative to export agricultural products from Ukrainian ports” – were targeted by “nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones”.
They claimed that all aerial drones and most maritime drones had been “wiped out by ship-borne weapons and maritime aviation”, but that one minesweeper and a boom had “minor” damage.
Russian forces have themselves been accused of targeting Ukrainian infrastructure – particularly energy infrastructure – with Iranian drones in recent weeks, causing substantial network degradation in the invaded country as the winter months approach.
Just as the Russians accused the British Navy of planning and directing the Ukrainian drone attacks, the Ukrainians also accused Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of supporting and directing the Russian drone attacks.
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