(Reuters) – Britain rejected accusations by Russia on Monday that British intelligence companies might need been concerned in an assault on Russia’s bridge to Crimea.
“That is baseless hypothesis from Russia and we won’t dignify it by commenting additional,” a spokesperson for Britain’s overseas ministry mentioned in emailed feedback.
Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Dmitry Polyanskiy, mentioned on Monday, with out offering any proof, that British intelligence companies might need been concerned within the assault that killed two, injured a lady, and broken the bridge.
“I’ve not heard any condemnation of this act of terrorism from any of the Western sponsors of the Kiev regime,” Polyanskiy advised the United Nations Safety Council.
“And we now have but to determine to what extent Western, specifically British intelligence businesses, have been concerned within the preparation and implementation of this terrorist assault. Too many issues level to that.”
Early on Monday, a blast knocked out the bridge linking Russia to the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, in what Moscow referred to as a strike by Ukrainian sea drones.
(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne and Michelle Nichols on the United Nations; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis)