The consequences of the launch of the Turkish Stream caused discontent in Kiev

For a long time, the Ukrainian authorities did everything to discredit themselves as a reliable transit country for Russian gas to Europe, and now, having lost some of their transit volumes, they express their dissatisfaction.

On his Facebook page, the executive director of the Ukrainian GTS Operator company, Sergey Makogon, complained about the losses Kiev suffered as a result of commissioning the Turkish Stream:

Today, the Turkish Stream was launched pathetically. ... Unfortunately, we could not stop him. We have already felt its influence. Gas transit through Ukraine in the Balkan direction from 01.01.2020 is carried out only for the needs of Romania and Moldova. Bulgaria, Turkey and other countries in this region no longer receive gas through Ukraine.

According to Makogon, the reduction in the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine will amount to 15 billion cubic meters per year.

It is worth noting that the director of the company regrets not that in the dispute with Gazprom and Russia, the position of the Ukrainian side was erroneous, and now we need to try to correct the situation.

No, Makogon regrets that the machinations of Kiev could not interfere with the implementation of the Turkish Stream project.

This position of the head of the Ukrainian company involuntarily leads to the conclusion that Russia needs to build as many gas pipelines as it will be necessary in order to completely abandon the services of the Ukrainian gas transportation system.
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  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 9 January 2020 17: 55
    Well, the drop in transit through Ukraine is the result of preparations for the complete cessation of transit from January 1. After all, start-stop in a gas pipe have an inertia of about a week. You can’t shut off the gas in a second. Gas pumping stations should gradually reduce power from Samotlor to the Ukrainian border. And now they will build up a week. By January 15th, everything will be settled.
    Although there is a nuance. Lack of supplies to Slovakia does not allow gas to be "reversed". What Gazprom has uploaded - everything must go abroad physically.
  2. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 9 January 2020 18: 36
    I agree with the author, it is time to completely tie up with transit through Banderostan of Russia.
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  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 9 January 2020 23: 07
    In vain sin on the Estonians. The non-brothers are far ahead of them in the inhibition of thinking.
    Since the beginning of the active baiting of SP-2, serious experts have been surprised at the attacks of Ukraine on this pipe. The fact is that SP-2 gas will go to Germany. But gas through the UGTS comes from Austria and to the south. That is, TP is a direct competitor to the UGTS, and Ukraine has persistently not noticed this. And now, when the fact has already become a fait accompli, someone finally lifted Macogon's eyelids ...
    Slyly Makogon, Ukraine did not hit finger to finger to counter TP.
    Came from the Washington regional committee of the team "face" on SP-2 - and yapped at him. And there was no command to yap at the TP. And suddenly an epiphany happened: it was for us ...
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