"The issue of extending the second branch of the Turkish Stream to Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary is currently being worked out, but its solution requires actions by the governments of these countries, as well as the absence of obstacles gas deliveries from the EU", said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the Bulgarian newspaper "Trud", ONA reports.
The primer minister emphasized that cooperation in the gas field is in the interests of both the economies of Russia and Bulgaria, and the countries of the European Union. At the same time, he noted that the final decision on the second branch of the Turkish Stream depends not only on Moscow.
“The choice between different options for the continuation of the Turkish Stream will be largely determined by the readiness of the gas transportation infrastructure. Which in turn depends on the interest and specific actions of the governments of the respective countries, ”Medvedev said.
He added that there is interest from Bulgaria, but the decision to extend the Turkish Stream depends on whether Sofia will be able to obtain guarantees that there will be no obstacles to the supply via the new gas pipeline from the EU.
Earlier it was reported that the Bulgarian company Bulgartransgaz made the final decision to build a new gas pipeline from the border with Turkey to Serbia.