Russia Says Terror Attack Thwarted on Energy Link to Turkey, EU

Russia’s security service said it thwarted a planned Ukrainian attack on infrastructure delivering energy to Turkey and Europe – a claim Kyiv denied.

The Russian Federal Security Service, known as FSB, “prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian special services to commit a sabotage and terrorist act at the facility of the oil and gas complex that supplies energy to Turkey and Europe,” according to a statement on its website Thursday. A Russian citizen was detained, who the nation’s security service claimed was recruited by Ukraine’s special service.

The FSB didn’t provide any detail about what infrastructure it claims was targeted. The only route that supplies Russian energy both to Turkey and Europe is TurkStream, a gas pipeline across the Black Sea.

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Source: BNN Bloomberg