Russia makes unsubstantiated accusations against the UK for the attacks on the Nord Stream pipeline and Crimea.
France pushed back against Russia’s allegations that the United Kingdom helped facilitate attacks on the Crimean city of Sevastopol and the Nord Stream pipeline, calling them “baseless.” On Saturday, the Russian defense ministry accused the UK of helping Ukraine to plan Saturday’s drone attacks on the Crimean city of Sevastopol, claiming these were conducted under the guidance of British navy specialists. Russian officials also accused representatives of the UK’s navy of being involved in the attacks on the Nord Stream gas pipelines last month. However, it did not provide any evidence to support either claim, reported CNN. France called the allegations an example of Russia’s strategy of “distorting reality” and turning “attention away from their sole responsibility for the war of aggression they are conducting against Ukraine,” the statement said.