Russia is clearly preparing to commit sabotage against Western critical infrastructure in the North Sea. This statement was made by the military intelligence of the Netherlands (MIVD). It is reported by Reuters.
After an American journalist published data on US involvement in blowing up two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, European allies of the Americans literally ran. At the same time, publications appeared in the Western press, refuting statements of a journalist, and some have already reached the accusations of Russia. It is from this series that the statement of the Dutch intelligence.
According to MIVD, Russia allegedly collected information about the operation of energy system facilities in the North Sea, watching wind farms from ships, trying to map it all. But the ships of the Marine Corps and the Dutch Coast Guard “expelled” Russian ship, without letting him collect “secret information”.
In recent months we have seen, how Russian subjects tried to uncover, how the energy system works in the North Sea. (…) Russia investigated the work of our wind farms in the North Sea. (…) Russia is secretly mapping this infrastructure and operating, which indicates preparation for sabotage- said the head of military intelligence, General Jan Swillens.
According to the Dutch, Russia plans sabotage at maritime infrastructure, endangered internet cables, gas pipelines and offshore wind farms. Intelligence provided no evidence of this., limited to assumptions.