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21. feb. 2023 19:13 – Updated 21 Feb. 2023 19:13
Dutch intelligence claims Russia is planning sabotage on critical infrastructure in the North Sea.
According to the Dutch military intelligence service (MIVD), in recent months Russia has tried to gather information with a view to carrying out sabotage actions in the Dutch part of the North Sea.
According to MIVD’s leader Jan Swillens, a Russian ship has been observed close to a Dutch wind farm. The ship was escorted away from the area by the Dutch navy and coast guard.
– In recent months, we have seen how Russian actors have tried to get an overview of how the energy system works in the North Sea. It is the first time we have seen it, says Swillens.
MIVD presented a report on Tuesday accusing Russia of “sabotage activities” against critical offshore infrastructure such as internet cables, gas pipelines and wind farms.
However, it does not appear from the report that Russia has actually carried out such sabotage.