Russia claims it has prevented an alleged Ukrainian bid to sabotage the South Stream gas pipeline. Russia’s Federal Security Service says, and I quote, as a result of a set of investigative measures, the FSB prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian special services to commit an act of sabotage. Terrorism on the South Stream gas pipeline supplying energy resources to Turkey and Europe.
The stream was originally intended to transport Russian gas under the Black Sea to the Bulgarian coast, it was scrapped in 2014 in favor of Turk Stream, which makes landfall in Turkey and can supply gas to Hungary and Bulgaria.
It was not immediately clear which pipeline the Russian authorities were referring to earlier, Russia’s Defense Ministry blamed the United Kingdom for the attacks on North Stream gas pipelines. Moscow said that British Navy personnel had blown up sections of North Stream one and two pipelines in September when a series of ruptures caused major leaks in those pipelines. The ruptures led to gas going out off the coast of Denmark and Sweden.
FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE, RUSSIA
“THE FSB PREVENTED AN ATTEMPT BY UKRAINIAN SPECIAL SERVICES TO COMMIT AN ACT OF SABOTAGE AND TERRORISM ON THE SOUTH STREAM GAS PIPELINE SUPPLYING ENERGY RESOURCES TO TURKEY AND EUROPE”