Gazprom reasonably considers Ukraine an unreliable partner and wishes to provide the security of gas supplies to the European Union With the help of the "Turkish stream," said U.S. private intelligence analysis Firm Stratfor.
Stratfor emphasizes that the Russian Federation is promoting the "Turkish stream" for the diversification of gas transit to the European Union, which currently goes through Ukraine. This is done for economic reasons and because of the security. Stratfor recognizes the valid concerns of Gazprom in connection with the unreliability of Ukraine, taking into account the danger of Kiev in relation to the supply of gas to the West and Ukraine's decision to take gas destined for Europe. For this reason, the Kremlin considers necessary to secure the supply of gas to consumers, including Turkey. While Stratfor informs that at the same time with this topic, Moscow is promoting the "Turkish stream" to maintain influence in Kiev. Stratfor also emphasizes that in the last few years, Europe has undermined the energetic influence of Russia and "Turkish stream" is part of this confrontation. In addition, Russia seeks to maintain energy relationship with Turkey, which is the biggest European consumer of Russian gas after Germany. According to forecasts, Turkey - only for the Russian Federation market outside of East Asia, who are waiting for a significant rate of increase.
remember, the energy Ministry of Russia has received for approval the Turkish side draft intergovernmental agreement only by the first thread of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" on the initiative of Ankara