2006 North Ossetia pipeline explosions
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The explosions suspended gas supply to Georgia and Armenia, at a time when the weather conditions were particularly severe. Because the explosion coincided with a sabotage on electricity lines miles away from the pipeline, the Georgian authorities claimed the explosions were a deliberate act of sabotage to force the nation into surrendering its pipelines to the Russian state-owned monopoly Gazprom.
Russia dismisses the accusations, claiming the charges could be set by terrorists.
The pipelines were shortly fixed.