Russians Implicate Britain in Terrorist Attacks in Black Sea and Baltic Sea
Oct. 29, 2022 (EIRNS)—The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement implicating the British in terrorist attacks in both the Black and Baltic Seas. Firstly, the statement reported that security elements of the Black Sea Fleet successfully repelled an attack on the Sevastopol naval base involving 9 aerial unmanned vehicles and 7 maritime unmanned drones, aimed at Black Sea vessels in the outer and inner roadsteads of the base. All the drones were reported destroyed. The statement stressed that “the ships of the Black Sea Fleet that were subjected to the terrorist attack are involved in ensuring the security of the ‘grain corridor’ as part of an international initiative to export agricultural products from Ukrainian ports.”
The statement also charged that the preparation for the attack and the training Ukrainian naval personnel involved in it “were carried out under supervision of British specialists in the city of Ochakov, Nikolayev region in Ukraine.” The statement concluded that “According to the available information, representatives of this unit from the British Navy were involved in plotting, organizing, and implementation of the terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on 26 September this year to blow up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.”
“Russia has repeatedly called for a joint investigation” into the attacks on the Nord Stream pipelines, the Russian Foreign Ministry added. “Relevant proposals were sent to the governments of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. The fact that the Western countries refused this proposal confirms that they have something to hide. Now we understand what exactly they are hiding.”
The British Ministry of Defense has gone ballistic over the Russian accusations. “To detract from their disastrous handling of the illegal invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense is resorting to peddling false claims of an epic scale,” the ministry posted on its Twitter account. “This invented story, says more about arguments going on inside the Russian Government than it does about the West.”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that “the Russian side intends to draw the international community’s attention, including at the United Nations Security Council, to a series of terrorist attacks committed against the Russian Federation in the Black & Baltic seas, highlighting the U.K.’s involvement,” as posted on the Telegram channel of the Russian Foreign Ministry.