China News Service, October 29. According to Agence France-Presse, on the 29th local time, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that British experts were involved in the attack on the “North Stream” natural gas pipeline and Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The British Ministry of Defense denied the Russian claim on the same day.
The British Ministry of Defence said on social media that the Russian Ministry of Defense “is peddling large-scale false narratives.” Russia’s move is intended to “divert attention from the Russian military’s military failures.”
According to previous reports, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on the 29th that British naval personnel participated in the planning and implementation of the destruction of the “Nord Stream-1” and “North Stream-2” natural gas pipelines. The Russian side also said that the British experts also directed Ukrainian drones to attack ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and that a Russian minesweeper was slightly damaged.