MOSCOW, October 29. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry, alongside national specialized agencies, is working on practical measures concerning the involvement of British specialists in plotting the terrorist attack on Sevastopol, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Saturday.
"The Russian Foreign Ministry alongside the Russian specialized agencies is considering practical steps regarding British specialists’ involvement in the preparations for the terrorist attack in the Black Sea on October 29 and the training of the Ukrainian military, as stated by the Russian Defense Ministry," the diplomat said.
According to the statement, Russian defense officials reported that they have information about the complicity of the British intelligence agencies also in the series of explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
"Russia has repeatedly called for a joint investigation into these terrorist attacks. Corresponding proposals were submitted to the government of Denmark, Sweden and Germany," the diplomat said.
"The fact that the Western countries turned this proposal down proves that they have something to hide. Now we understand what exactly they are hiding," Zakharova stressed.
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier in the day that the Kiev regime had carried out a terrorist attack on the warships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian vessels in Sevastopol, using nine drones and seven marine autonomous surface vehicles. The ministry pointed out that the attacked ships are involved in ensuring security of the grain corridor, as part of the international initiative on exports of agricultural produce from Ukrainian ports.
The ministry said that preparations for the terrorist attack on Sevastopol and the training of the military personnel of 73rd Marine Special Operations Center were carried out under supervision of British specialists, who were stationed in the city of Ochakov, Nikolayev Region. As the Defense Ministry pointed out, representatives of that unit of the British Navy were involved in the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.