Russian intelligence says it has thwarted a terrorist attack on the South Stream gas pipeline

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Russian intelligence says it has thwarted a terrorist attack on the South Stream pipeline

< p>The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia reported this Thursday that it has managed to thwart an alleged terrorist attack against the South Stream gas pipeline, which allows natural gas to be transported from Russian territory to countries such as Bulgaria, Italy and Austria.

Thus, the Russian authorities have indicated that several people of Russian nationalitythey have been detained for their alleged involvement in the “sabotage plan”, according to information from the TASS news agency.

Sabotage attempt

“As a result of a Through a complex operation, Intelligence has prevented an attempt at sabotage and an act of terrorism by the Ukrainian special services against the South Stream gas pipeline, which allows energy to be brought to Turkey and other points of Europe,” the Russian Center for Public Relations (CSO) has asserted.

Thus, it has indicated that the “Russian citizens involved in the preparation of the terrorist attack have been detained” and has explained that explosive materials have been seized.

The Investigation Department of the FSB has thus opened It launched an investigation into the case, while accusing the detainees of acquiring, transferring, storing and possessing explosives or explosive devices.

Precedent of sabotage< /h3>

Last September, several northern European countries denounced a possible sabotage in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines. As a result of water leaks, they have been rendered useless, causing serious energy instability and a severe supply crisis in Europe.

Just a week ago, the Swedish authorities confirmed the investigations that had begun last month on suspicion of sabotage.