The European Commission has no Formal reasons in order to prevent the construction of " Turkish stream ", but for political reasons is interested in the preservation of transit through Ukraine, said permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"Formal reasons (to prevent the" Turkish stream " ) the European Commission cannot be. Clearly, a certain factor is only a political interest in maintaining the transit through Ukraine, " Chizhov said on the sidelines of the conference of the Valdai club on European energy security, reports the news Agency.
"The Russian side expressed a great interest in investing in different sectors of the economy, - said the Commissioner's office is confidential.- Opened the way to the Greek construction of the pipeline, which will start from the Greek-Turkish border, will pass through the territory of Greece and head to the side (Western) Europe. The project will be financed based on private capital, and it will be in line with European legislation and the EU standards ". Remember, December 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the country should not in the current circumstances to continue implementation of the " South stream ". At the same time, Moscow and Ankara have agreed on the construction of offshore gas pipeline to Turkey and the establishment on the borderline With Greece gas hub for customers in southern Europe. The capacity of the new pipeline will be 63 billion cubic meters, of which about 50 billion cubic meters is expected to put on a new gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border. Gas at the first gas pipeline in the amount of fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters will go to the Turkish market, shipments are expected to begin in the early winter of 2016.