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Russia accused Britain of directing the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline

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“Our intelligence services have evidence that suggest the attack was directed and coordinated by British military specialists“, the Kremlin spokesman told the press, Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the AFP news agency.

“There is evidence that Britain is involved in a sabotage, a terrorist attack against (these) vital energy infrastructures, not Russian, but international”added Peskov, who warned that such actions “cannot go unpunished” and that the Kremlin will evaluate “the measures to be taken,” after denouncing “the unacceptable silence of European capitals.”

Britain’s response

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The British Prime Minister’s spokesman, Rishi Sunak, said that London is not going to get carried away by “distractions that are part of the Russian playbook”The Daily Telegraph reported.

Yesterday, the foreign minister, James Cleverly, had pointed out that Russia’s accusations against the United Kingdom were “increasingly far from reality”.

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“They are designed to distract the Russian people from the reality of Russian failures on the battlefield,” Cleverly said. when addressing members of parliament.

The army on Saturday accused London of being involved in the Nord Stream gas leaks.

Such accusations came after a Ukrainian drone attack on its Black Sea fleet in crimea, whose planning Moscow also attributed to “British experts”.

On September 26, four major leaks were detected in the gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 off the Danish island of Bornholm, two in the Swedish economic zone and two in Denmark.

The Preliminary submarine inspections reinforced suspicions of sabotagesince the leaks were preceded by explosions.

The Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia with Germany have been at the center of geopolitical tensions for years, aggravated by Moscow’s decision to cut gas supplies to Europe.

Source: Ambito

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