And in any case, I wouldn't be too surprised if it ever turns out that our people knew about the preparation of the event and controlled its implementation. The Baltic Sea is small after all.
Would not go as far as to say "controlled its implementation," however being critical infrastructure (Russian heavy asset), could agree that I'm not so sure they would not have been caught unaware of the threat and actions. If that is so, they may have had to weigh a response (knowing they can fix it later) in favour of sacrificing it to the PTB over protecting it from the PTB. Protecting it would be pretty hard to do without drawing the world lens upon them should some parallel operation take place in the process. Shots in the Baltic might have been need, so they may have anticipated further negative offshoots should their intervention taken place. As it happened, the outcome only dirties the latter PTB's hands in so many ways, which might wake up the EU (at least its people who are going to suffer in the end) while exposing the EU/NATO cabal further.