Ukraine has estimated the losses incurred by the country after the launch of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream”. The day before, 8 January, he was inaugurated in Istanbul by the presidents of Russia and Turkey.

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan and also Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, together removed a symbolic valve.

Executive Director of the company “Operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine” Sergey Makogon in his “Facebook” wrote that after its opening, the reduction of gas transit through Ukraine in 2020 will be about 15 billion cubic meters.

“unfortunately, we are unable to stop him. We are already feeling its impact,” wrote Makogon. It is reported that from January 1 next year, the transit of gas through Ukraine to the Balkans is now done only for the needs of Romania and Moldova as “Bulgaria, Turkey and other countries in the region not already receive gas through Ukraine”.

makohon also said that after the launch of the “Turkish stream” Ukraine will lose about $ 450 million of revenue a year and will look for new markets.

Executive Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko, for its part, drew attention to the fact that the new operator must learn to earn on the provision of additional services, as the download of GTS of Ukraine in the 90-110 billion cubic meters is impossible.

“We must realize that a bypass pipeline is already built,” — said Vitrenko. “Unfortunately, these volumes we have lost, and the possibility of substitution is, frankly, unrealistic”, — quotes its words “Interfax”.

the Representative of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and added: “We must expect the volume of transit through Ukraine is unlikely to be the same as before.”

“Turkish stream” is directly connected to the gas transport system of Turkey with the largest gas reserves in Russia, providing Russian gas supplies in Bulgaria and Western Turkey is the TRANS-Balkan route through Ukraine, Moldova and Romania, which had been previously used.