Russia says British specialists helped Ukraine attack the Black Sea Fleet on Saturday. At the same time, they accuse the UK of being behind the Nord Stream sabotage in September.
The Russian Navy said it thwarted a drone attack on Saturday morning in the Sevastopol Bay in the annexed Crimea, according to Russia-backed governor Mikhail Razvozgaev.
Sevastopol is the main port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
– Ships of the Black Sea Fleet intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle UVA in the Gulf of Sevastopol. No facilities in the city were hit. Razvozgayev writes on Telegram the situation is under control.
Now the British Defense Forces are responding.
To conceal its disastrous handling of the illegal invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense is resorting to false allegations of epic proportions. The British Ministry of Defense says in a Twitter message that this made-up story tells us more about what is going on in the Russian government than it does about the West.
According to the governor, the attacks were supposed to start a little before 5 p.m. last night and last for several hours. Authorities in Sevastopol say the port is temporarily closed to boats and ferries.
– All the drones were shot down, says Razvozjayev.
The Ministry of Defense confirms that the naval minesweeper in the Black Sea Fleet He was slightly injured in the attack.
Several videos and photos are circulating on both the Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels, allegedly showing explosions and smoke in Sevastopol. VG has verified the location of a video and photo, but can’t yet say for sure when they were taken.
in the direction of the Telegram claims the Russian Ministry of Defense That British specialists led the preparations for the attack.
But this is not enough:
At the same time, the Russian Ministry of Defense accuses the British Navy of being behind it Nord Stream gas pipeline sabotage in September. They provided no evidence for these accusations.
According to available information, representatives of the British Navy participated in the planning and execution of the terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on September 26, the ministry wrote in a briefing on cable.
The adviser in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Anton Gerashchenko, wrote on Telegram that the explosions were the result of careless handling of explosives.
– The Russians are so shocked that they still do not know how to inform Putin about this, he wrote.
A total of 16 drones were involved in the Ukrainian attack – in addition to 7 naval drones and 9 other drones, according to the Russian Information Agency.
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