Russia interested in development of Turkish Stream in direction of Bulgaria
Russia and Bulgaria show interest in the development of the Turkish Stream pipeline project in the direction of Bulgaria, but no concrete agreements have been reached during the talks between President Vladimir Putin and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"They did not agree yet. There was no task to agree, and there was no opportunity to negotiate between the president and the prime minister about this. Bulgaria shows interest," Peskov said.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, the feasibility of this interest in practice is limited due to a number of reasons. "It is impossible for Bulgaria to implement it without certain guarantees from the European Commission, given the previous experience," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
But considering that both sides are interested anyway, Sofia and Moscow will continue working on this issue, the spokesman added.
Peskov noted that the Bulgarian side voiced the idea of creating a hub.
He also drew attention to the fact that in the past the unfinished South Stream pipeline was heading towards Bulgaria, and now when the Turkish Stream has almost been implemented it's more difficult to make any new tie-in.