Russia accuses British navy of involvement in Nord Stream leak, British Ministry of Defense responds

On October 29, the British Ministry of Defence stated that Russia’s accusations against the British side were “epic false statements”, the purpose of which was to divert attention from Russia’s “catastrophic handling” of the “invasion of Ukraine”. . The Ministry of Defence also said that Russia’s accusations instead showed that “there is more debate within the Russian government than between Western countries”.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused British naval officials of involvement in the Nord Stream gas pipeline leak. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said: “According to available information, British naval forces officials were involved in a terrorist operation planned and carried out in the Baltic Sea on September 26 to sabotage Nord Stream 1 and 2 Natural gas pipeline.” But the Russian Ministry of Defense did not give further evidence.