SIMFEROPOL, October 1 – Novosti. British intelligence services are capable of carrying out provocations against the EU energy infrastructure in order to accuse Russia of sabotage, Alexander Losev, a member of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, believes.
Speaking in the Kremlin on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin , speaking about the sabotage on the Nord Stream , said that the Anglo-Saxons were not satisfied with the sanctions, they began to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure.
“He said the Anglo-Saxons, which means that it could be the British,” Losev told Novosti, answering the question of which country’s special services could be involved in the attacks.
“This will be followed by the next provocation from Britain. They blew up the Nord Stream, then they hit some Norwegian gas pipeline, they will say that it (did) the Russians. I expect the continuation of provocations regarding the energy and other infrastructure of Europe,” he added.
On Monday, terrorist attacks took place simultaneously on two Russian gas export pipelines to Europe . Germany , Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Russian side officially requested information from Denmark about the emergency at Nord Stream as soon as the incident became known. The Danish authorities notified the Russian Federation about the explosions at the site of the gas leak. The operator of Nord Stream, Nord Stream AG, reported that the emergency on gas pipelines was unprecedented, and it was impossible to estimate the timing of repairs.
The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions. However, the pipeline remained filled with gas. Nord Stream 2 , completed in 2021 but never put into operation, was also already filled with gas.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.