Several Arrested in a Foiled TurkStream Pipeline Attack, According to Russia
Russia claimed on Thursday, October 13, 2022, they had arrested people in a foiled attack on a section of the TurkStream gas pipeline located in Russia's territory, Interfax reported. According to the new agency's report, the Kremlin said it was beefing up the security of the TurkStream pipeline, which is critical in transporting Russian gas to Turkey.
The new developments come amid the unexplained damage on the Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea and a surprising oil leak on Poland's Druzhba pipeline.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) previously claimed they had prevented sabotage and terrorist act on the critical oil and gas facility by the Ukrainian special forces. The facility is critical for supplying gas and oil to Europe and Turkey.
According to the FSB, Russians allegedly recruited by the Ukrainian special service were detained. However, Interfax did not divulge many details on the specific allegedly targeted.
TurkStream pipeline is used to supply Russian gas to Europe and Turkey through the Black Sea. Turkey's only downlink also transports fuel to Hungary and Serbia, which are viewed as "friendly" countries with Moscow.