June 4, 2019  |  Updated June 6, 2019

TurkStream Will Deepen Bulgaria’s Dependence on Russian Gas

By Margarita Assenova

In an interview on May 30 with the Bulgarian edition of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s journal “International Relations,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivered a common Kremlin narrative to justify TurkStream, the new export gas pipeline that Gazprom is building under the Black Sea to western Turkey.

“The planned Turk Stream gas pipeline opens up broad opportunities for our joint efforts,” Lavrov said. “After it is extended to Bulgaria, the pipeline will enhance your country’s energy security.”

Lavrov’s claim is false.

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