Putin, Erdogan, Borisov and vučić launched the

the Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially opened the pipeline “Turkish stream”. Remove the symbolic valve helped them the leaders of the countries in whose territories the gas pipeline was also Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The ceremony was held in Istanbul, where the Russian leader arrived yesterday. Live broadcast led TV channel “Russia 24” and the website Вести.Ru.

the Launch of the gas pipeline, Putin called an important event not only for Russia and Turkey, but also for southern Europe. “The successful implementation of the joint project clearly demonstrates that Russian-Turkish strategic partnership brings tangible results”, — Putin said, noting that the work is their own and Russian-Turkish relations are steadily developing in almost all areas, despite the attempts of a number of international players to prevent this.

Russian gas Deliveries via the “Turkish stream” will be of great importance not only for Turkey’s economy, but will also have a positive impact on the development of many European countries, Putin said. He added that the construction of “Turkish stream” was used innovative technology that guarantees safety and environmental cleanliness of the pipeline.

the Russian President thanked all who worked on the construction of the new gas artery, and expressed gratitude to the Turkish government and President Erdogan for showing political will. “I am confident that in the future Russia and Turkey are implementing a number of joint projects in the energy sector and in other areas,” Putin added.

In turn, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia and Turkey during the implementation of the project has demonstrated an exemplary level of cooperation. Moscow remains the main gas supplier for Turkey, he said.

Before starting the pipeline Putin and Erdogan held Peregothieves in the closed from the press.

the gas Pipeline “Turkish stream” is directly connected to the gas transport system of Turkey with the largest gas reserves in Russia and supplies of energy resources to Turkey, southern and South-Eastern Europe. The offshore section consists of two parallel lines passing through the bottom of the Black sea. Marine pipeline begins at the city of Anapa in Russia and goes through 930 km to shore near the Turkish village Kyukei near Istanbul. Next, one line-land pipeline will connect the offshore section of the existing gas transportation system of Turkey the city of Luleburgaz. The second string will be to its end point on the border of Turkey and the EU.

the Pipeline runs from January 1, 2020, ensuring the supply of Russian gas to Bulgaria and to the West of Turkey instead of the previously used TRANS-Balkan route (through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania).