Russia accuses UK of directing drone assault, blowing up fuel pipelines

Danish Protection exhibits the fuel leaking at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark on Sept. 27. Picture: Danish Defence/Anadolu Company through Getty Photos

Russia accused British navy personnel of directing Ukrainian drone assaults on ships in Crimea Saturday and of blowing up the Nord Stream fuel pipelines final month, per Reuters.

Driving the information: The UK has denied the allegations, saying the false claims are meant to distract from Russian navy failures in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine has not commented on the alleged drone assaults.

In the meantime, Russia added Saturday that because of the alleged attacked on its Black Sea Fleet, it will droop its participation in an settlement to export grain from Ukrainian ports, a deal meant to alleviate a worldwide meals disaster, the New York Instances stories.

What they’re saying: “To detract from their disastrous dealing with of the unlawful invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defence is resorting to peddling false claims of an epic scale,” UK’s Defence Ministry mentioned in a tweet Saturday.

  • “This invented story, says extra about arguments occurring contained in the Russian authorities than it does concerning the West.”

The massive image: Russia’s authorities has now straight accused a NATO member of being concerned in an assault on vital Russia infrastructure amid already bitter tensions with the West.

Flashback: Each NATO and the European Union mentioned the mysterious leaks within the Nord Stream 1 and a pair of pipelines final month have been a deliberate act of sabotage.

  • Neither group named a suspected wrongdoer.
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan advised CNN on the time that he believed the leaks have been a results of sabotage, probably by Russia.
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What’s subsequent: Russia’s overseas ministry mentioned that it will increase the problems of what it labeled “terrorist assaults” in Crimea and the Nord Stream fuel pipelines on the United Nations Safety Council, per CNN.