Russia’s defence ministry on Saturday stated that British navy staff blew up the Nord Stream gasoline pipelines previous thirty day period, immediately accusing a major NATO member of sabotaging important Russian infrastructure.
The defence ministry did not give proof for its assert.
“In accordance to accessible data, associates of this device of the British Navy took portion in the organizing, provision and implementation of a terrorist assault in the Baltic Sea on September 26 this yr – blowing up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gasoline pipelines,” the ministry stated.
Britain’s defence ministry declined rapid remark.
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Russia has beforehand blamed the West for the explosions previous thirty day period that ruptured the Russian-constructed Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines on the mattress of the Baltic Sea.
But Russia has never ever ahead of provided particular facts of who was accountable for the injury to the pipelines, beforehand the most significant routes for Russian gasoline provides to Europe.
The Kremlin has regularly stated allegations of Russian duty for the injury were being “silly” and Russian officers have stated Washington experienced a motive as it wishes to promote a lot more liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) to Europe.
The United States has denied involvement.
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