Putin accuses West of explosions that caused Nord Stream leaks

Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed the United States and its allies for blowing up the undersea Nord Stream pipelines, Reuters reported.

However, Putin did not offer any evidence for his claim.

The comments were made during a speech to mark the annexation of four Ukrainian regions invaded by Russian forces

Earlier, Russia claimed United States would profit from attacks on Europe’s energy infrastructure.

“The sanctions were not enough for the Anglo-Saxons: they moved onto sabotage,” the report said quoting Putin as saying.

“It is hard to believe but it is a fact that they organised the blasts on the Nord Stream international gas pipelines.”

Quoting Putin further, the news agency reported, “They began to destroy the pan-European energy infrastructure”.

“It is clear to everyone who benefits from this. Of course, he who benefits did it,” the Russian President was quoted further saying.

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