Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has accused the UK Royal Navy of a terror attack on the Nord Stream pipelines, TASS quotes his speech as saying.
“We cannot but notice the SMS sent by then-UK Prime Minister Liz Truss to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken immediately after the pipelines were blown up to say that ‘It’s done’,” Patrushev said.
According to him, the US stands to be “the main beneficiary” of these terror attacks.
Patrushev also mentioned a foiled terror attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and claimed that “Ukraine is building a ‘dirty bomb’ with involvement from the West.”
Earlier, the UK’s Daily Mail reported that Truss’s phone was hacked by a group linked to the Russian authorities. The hack was discovered in July 2022.
In late October, the Russian Defence Ministry informed that the Royal Navy “participated in the planning, organising and carrying out the terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on 26 September” when the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines were blown up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously accused the US of sabotaging the Nord Stream gas pipelines, insisting that Washington benefits the most from the termination of gas supplies from Russia because the country now can sell its own gas to Europe for higher prices.