Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov claims that saboteurs who wanted to blow up the Turkish Stream gas pipeline in Russia were detained. His statement leads "Interfax".
According to a Kremlin spokesman, several people have already been arrested.
“Some forces, Putin gave hints about the possible origin of these forces, they have already encroached on the Turkish Stream. Saboteurs were taken, several people were arrested. They wanted to blow it up. On our territory, on land," Peskov said.
Earlier in October, President Vladimir Putin said that a "series of terrorist attacks" and "attempted terrorist attacks" had been carried out in Russia at the country's electricity and gas infrastructure. Including they allegedly tried to undermine one of the sections of the Turkish Stream.
He blamed the Ukrainian authorities for this. And this, according to him, "has been proven by objective data." The "perpetrators of the terrorist attacks" allegedly confessed.
On October 13, during negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin discussed expanding gas cooperation with Turkey in Kazakhstan. He also mentioned these "acts of terror" and stated that "the route of Russian gas supplies to Europe through Turkey is now the most reliable." “Although, as you heard, they also tried to blow it up [Turkish Stream] on the territory of the Russian Federation,” Putin said.