Instead of Ukraine: Russia turns Serbia into an important gas hub for Europe


On December 25, Serbia successfully tested a section of the Turkish Stream pipeline transporting gas from Russia through Serbian territory and further to other European countries. According to the country's President Alexander Vucic, the gas pipeline will be fully operational on December 30. The BRICS information portal writes about Serbia's transformation into an important European gas hub.


With gas supplies through Serbia, the Balkan countries participating in the project receive a number of advantages, including energy security, the ability to purchase inexpensive “blue fuel” and additional tax revenues. The length of the pipeline running through Serbia is 403 kilometers, it starts from Zajecar on the Bulgarian border and stretches to Khorgosh near the border with Hungary.

Serbia itself will benefit greatly from becoming a regional gas distribution center by strengthening its economic and geostrategic positions. What can not be said about Ukraine, which does not want to cooperate with Russia and thus refuses all sorts of related preferences.

In addition, Serbia's gas will be $ 40 per thousand cubic meters cheaper due to taxes received for the passage of the pipeline through its territory. Also, among the advantages that Belgrade will receive from the launch of the gas pipeline is the improvement of political and economic relations with Moscow, the creation of new jobs and an increase in energy influence in the region.

So far, the Serbian section of the Turkish Stream has not been fully completed, but there is no doubt about its successful completion.

For Gazprom, a Serbian gas hub instead of a Ukrainian one means less dependence on Kiev as a currently hostile “partner”.
  • Used photos: www.nord-stream.com
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 30 December 2020 16: 47
    +3
    The only ones - whom I call brothers and will not hold their hearts together - are the Serbs. Economic prosperity and good luck to our enclave in the EU.

    It's nice that a cross is put on / on the lop-eared. Bypass aircraft, pipes and traffic flows.
    I would also withdraw% from the workers the same as in Kiev - from their transfers. In general, I wish Kiev more sanctions from Rossiyushka this year.
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 30 December 2020 20: 47
      -4
      The main trade partner of Ukraine, both for export and import, is the Russian Federation. And the throughput of the Serbian section is not comparable with the throughput of the Ukrainian GTS
    2. Brancodd Offline Brancodd
      Brancodd 30 December 2020 21: 02
      +3
      I would say brothers, without any "ears". And even without any gas pipelines.
    3. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 31 December 2020 09: 09
      +1
      Yeahhhh? Will not hold it together ??? But what about this:

      Belgrade signed in 2015 the Individual Partnership Plan with NATO, which is the highest form of cooperation with the Alliance within the framework of the Partnership for Peace program

      But I will hold it together after that. Apparently like it when bombed for nothing. The behavior of the countries of the former Yugoslavia is similar to the behavior of masochists: "Well, beat me again!"
      1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
        Alexzn (Alexander) 31 December 2020 10: 21
        -4
        Apparently like it when bombed for nothing. The behavior of the countries of the former Yugoslavia is similar to the behavior of masochists: "Well, beat me again!"

        1. Only Serbia was bombed.
        2. The countries of the former Yugoslavia have long been either in NATO or on the way.
        3. Bombed for nothing - very controversial.
        1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
          Piramidon (Stepan) 31 December 2020 11: 40
          +2
          Quote: AlexZN
          3. Bombed for nothing - very controversial

          Do you think that was why NATO did everything right?
  2. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 30 December 2020 19: 55
    0
    What a thief's word is hub. If you write a database, then the whole world will not understand, even though it is written for the Russians.
  3. bobba94 Offline bobba94
    bobba94 (Vladimir) 30 December 2020 23: 25
    0
    The transit of oil or gas through its territory is a profitable business for a transit country. Have good money for transit, without investing a single ruble (dollar, euro, pound ...)
  4. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 30 December 2020 23: 59
    -1
    BRICS news portal writes about Serbia's transformation into an important European gas hub

    3 billion cubic meters of gas per year - is it a hub? What an unbridled and off-scale jingoistic patriotism, turning into insanity.
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    2. Nick Offline Nick
      Nick (Nikolai) 2 January 2021 15: 41
      +1
      Quote: greenchelman
      3 billion cubic meters of gas per year - is it a hub? What an unbridled and off-scale jingoistic patriotism, turning into insanity.

      Better than the Judeo-Bandera Nazism that destroyed Ukraine.
  5. Restless Sagittarius (Vladimir) 31 December 2020 11: 22
    +2
    After the collapse of Yugoslavia, Serbia has no access to the sea, and relations with its neighbors there are not the best and this can become a problem, unfortunately.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 31 December 2020 16: 28
      0
      After the collapse of Yugoslavia ...

      She did not disintegrate, she was crucified, including with the deliberate connivance of the then Kremlin ruler of all Russia.

      ... relations with neighbors there are not the best and this can be a problem, unfortunately.

      Can not. For the same simple reason as wherever the new respected Russian shock workers of captrude have done "business" in recent decades. There is nowhere worse than there is, so it will only get better. And if not, then this is a secret plan, you have to wait and / or give money.
  6. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 1 January 2021 11: 20
    +1
    Quote: Piramidon
    Quote: AlexZN
    3. Bombed for nothing - very controversial

    Do you think that was why NATO did everything right?

    No, I don't. I think Serbia has done too much wrong. Milosevic was, in fact, a Serbian Pashinyan, the Serbs initiated five wars and all lost - woe to the vanquished. Srebrennitsa, blockade of Sarajevo - not for what? With tz. there are Europeans. With mine - it's a pity that the Serbs did not win the war.
  7. Ren_2 Offline Ren_2
    Ren_2 (rinat isyanguzhin) 4 January 2021 11: 13
    0
    Serbia's future is in the EU and NATO, they see themselves in the European family.