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Russian Security Council secretary says Kiev lacked resources to blow up Nord Stream

Nikolay Patrushev noted that "only special squads can carry out such an operation"

ASTANA, April 3. /TASS/. The Secretary of the Russia’s Security Council Nikolay Patrushev has dismissed as disinformation Western media speculations Ukraine might have been behind the explosions of the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

"I would like to recall the acts of sabotage against the Nord Stream and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines in September 2022. Western media and officials at that time were speculating at length the explosions had been organized allegedly by some Ukrainians, who had approached the gas pipelines on a yacht. This disinformation was sold to the incompetent Western public," Patrushev said at the 19th annual meeting of secretaries of security councils of SCO member states in Astana.

"It is a hard fact that only special squads can carry out such an operation. As is known, the United States and Britain have such personnel at their disposal," Patrushev said.