"Vladimir Putin today warned Britain of 'serious consequences' and said Prime Minister Rishi Sunak 'doesn't understand' the risks after the UK's special forces tried to disrupt Russian nuclear power plants.
President Putin said that Britain's elite forces were training Ukrainian troops on how to damage atomic power plants in Russia.
The Russian President declared dire consequences for the UK while admitting his words would be interpreted as 'nuclear blackmail.'
Putin claimed during a speech at an economic forum in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, that Russia's FSB security service had interrogated a Ukrainian team caught operating inside Russia.
'It turned out to be a sabotage group of Ukrainian special services,' he said.
'Interrogation showed they had been tasked to damage one of our nuclear stations by exploding a power line... to damage the work of the power plant. And this is not the first attempt.'
He alleged: 'During interrogation, they admitted they were trained under supervision of British instructors. Do [the British] understand what they are playing with, or not?
'Are they provoking our response at Ukrainian nuclear sites, nuclear stations, or what?
'Does the British leadership, or the Prime Minister [of the United Kingdom. Rishi Sunak] know what their special services are engaged with in Ukraine?
'Or do they have no clue at all? I assume this is possible, too. I assume it is possible British special services act on the orders of the Americans. Either way, we know the final beneficiary."