The military of Russia on Saturday has blamed the United Kingdom of being involved in blasts on the Nord Stream gas pipeline, accusing the same British army specialists helped Ukraine plan a drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
Moscow did not provide any proof, but considers the United States one of the nations most unfriendly to Russia, with ties sinking to historic lows since the Kremlin deployed troops in Ukraine.
“Representatives of this unit of the British Navy took part in the planning, provision and implementation of a terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on Sept. 26 that blew up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
London dismissed the claims, with its defense ministry saying this “invented story says more about arguments going on inside the Russian government than it does about the West.”
Russia has said Western countries have not allowed it to take part in international investigations of the explosions.
Instead, it has for weeks hinted that its security services have a different version of what caused the September explosions, while some Western countries have called it sabotage and pointed the finger at Russia.