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Oct. 29 () –
Moscow has pointed to the British Navy for the explosions that caused leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the waters of the Baltic Sea at the end of September.
“According to available information, it was representatives of this unit of the British Navy who participated in the planning, preparation and execution of a terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on September 26 this year,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. a statement.
A former British Navy officer has responded that this is “a complete lie”. “We all know the Russians did it,” former Vice Admiral Chris Parry told Sky News.
“You always have to be suspicious of what the Ministry of Defense says. It can hardly be considered the Ministry of Truth,” he said.
“Russian propaganda always accuses everyone of doing what they have actually done. Neither the Royal Navy nor anyone in the British maritime industry has the capacity to blow up those pipelines,” he added.
At least 50 meters of pipe are believed to have been destroyed by “powerful explosions” causing up to four indentations, according to the Danish police investigation.
The Danish, German and Swedish authorities are working to clarify what happened, but at the moment there is no concrete result that has been published.
Western leaders have not directly blamed Russia for this incident, the EU repeatedly reproaches Moscow for using gas and its supply as a weapon.