"To deprive Kiev of transit": in Europe told about the "Trojan horse" of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea

The tacit acceptance of the Turkish Stream by the European Union is an incorrect assessment of the danger this pipeline poses, writes the pan-European media network EURACTIV.

Energy-rich authoritarian countries use energy exports to generate economic benefits and as an instrument of foreign policy influence

- says the report, prepared by order of the European Parliament.

The document states that the Turkish Stream is Russia's Trojan horse under the Black Sea, which is a textbook example of the use of the gas pipeline for geopolitical purposes. Therefore, the EU should take measures to stop this project, or, at least, require strict compliance with the Third Energy Package for this highway.

The main business goal should always be making a profit. However, Gazprom is spending billions on a commercially viable project. For decades, the countries of South-Eastern Europe have been supplied with gas through the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline. Now this pipeline, designed to pump 27 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year, idle, working at 5% of its capacity. On the other hand, the volumes of gas pumped through the Turkish Stream, designed for 31 billion cubic meters, are increasing. meters of gas per year.

Hungary, which borders Ukraine and has direct access to the huge Ukrainian gas transmission system, plans to start buying gas on the border with Serbia from the continuation of the Turkish Stream. In this case, the operation of the alternative gas route cannot be taken for granted. Since the countries of Southeastern Europe are switching to gas imports through the Turkish Stream, succumbing to pressure from Gazprom.

Moscow is going to deprive Kiev of transit at any cost. After that, Europe will find itself hostage to an unpredictable geopolitical situation. As a result, all costs will have to be borne by European end users

- specified in the document.

We should not underestimate the risk of instability and militarization of the Black Sea region. Russia again demonstrates its readiness to use energy weapons and can undermine the security of Europe, the newspaper concluded.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 5 December 2020 19: 08
    Such nonsense is carried by these zapadoids, as if they are completely unaware of the a priori "militarized" and "unstable" , maddened Banderonazi demolitionists and, the same excessively armed subversive ones, "offended at everyone and everything," lone terrorists from among the crazy marginalized "ATO heroes", and even without this, just for technical reasons, due to the limit of the worn out and not repaired for decades the Ukrainian gas pipeline itself, its pumping stations and its entire infrastructure!) this "Ukrainian gas transit" ??! fool
    Alternative "non-Ukrainian" transit gas pipelines are just a guarantee of uninterrupted delivery of Russian gas to Europe, even if the "Ukrainian transit" suddenly "barks" for one of many "internal Ukrainian" reasons! yes
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 December 2020 19: 09
    pan-European media network EURACTIV

    - whatever it is, is clearly lying.
    If Gazprom is pouring money into suspicious projects, then these are Gazprom's problems. And Russia.

    And Europe is supplied from several sides, Warming, Corona and Hydrogen gradually reduce everything to zero
    1. Division Offline Division
      Division (Division) 6 December 2020 13: 12
      Is hydrogen also extracted from the socket? )
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 December 2020 14: 12
        that's when they will extract and carry, then we'll see.
        1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
          Alexndr p (Alexander) 9 December 2020 17: 27
          that's when they will extract and carry, then we'll see.

          There is no bridge (c) Selyuki

          Do Putin's tales not work for you either?
  3. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 6 December 2020 09: 14
    Trojan pony lies at the bottom of the baltic
  4. Division Offline Division
    Division (Division) 6 December 2020 13: 11
    Russia is diversifying its gas pumping. Why is diversification important for Europe, but for Russia they call it political pressure? And then what America does. Pumping gas through its own pipe or through Ukraine, which twists tariffs and blackmails, what is beneficial for Russia? Pay three billion to Ukraine or leave money in Russia? The joint venture has Europeans in its share. Russia on one sale of pipes for this flow welded.