The Kremlin announced on Monday that Russia would determine which country or states were behind the explosions that damaged the gas pipelines Nord Streamand that he will do everything to stop what he described as attempts by the West to “cover up” what happened.

The pipelines, which connect Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea, were hit by explosions last September, with Moscow calling it an “act of international terrorism”.

The president Vladimir Putin has said he believes the US is behind the blasts, a claim that Washington reject as false.

Dmitry Peskov and confirmed that Moscow could demand compensation for Nord Stream. According to the Kremlin spokesman, “this option can be considered, since the special forces one or more states are probably behind the sabotage.”

A Russian diplomat said earlier today that Moscow may seek compensation for the damage caused to the pipelines, without specifying from whom.

At the same time, the Kremlin today denied reports in Turkish media, according to which Putin is going to visit Ankara.

Earlier, Russian state news agency RIA, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, reported that the deputy foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria may hold consultations in Moscow in early April.