Moscow is still “pressed” Erdogan: the Kremlin and Ankara have agreed about gas “Turkish stream” to bypass Ukraine, Poland and Belarus

The pipeline “Turkish stream” should be an alternative route of Russian gas supplies to the European Union bypassing Ukraine, Poland and Belarus.

In the coming months will begin construction of a gas pipeline that will connect Russia with Turkey. Spoke about this in Moscow presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Russian-Turkish investment is of strategic importance for both countries, as it will provide raw material supply under the Black sea to southern Europe. About it writes “Диалог.UA” referring to “Polish Radio”.

The details of the construction of the Turkish pipeline, said the head of the Russian Ministry of energy Alexander Novak. According to him, Moscow has already received permission to lay pipes at the bottom of the Black sea. Currently, final negotiations related to the work on the coast of Turkey. Length Turkish pipeline should be around 900 kilometers.

“The pipe-laying will begin in mid-2017,” – said the Russian Minister of energy.

Alexander Novak recalled that the project involves the launch of two branches with a total capacity of about 47 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Turkish pipeline should start in January 2020. The construction of this pipeline should become for Russia an alternative to gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. In this case, Moscow is negotiating with Greece, Hungary, Austria and Italy.

We will remind, earlier “Диалог.UA” informed that Putintel of Hungary’s Prime Minister Orban for the supply of gas.