Russia (bbabo.net) - France said last Thursday that President Vladimir Putin's proposal to create an energy hub in Turkey "does not make sense", especially as Europe seeks to reduce its dependence on Russian energy sources, reports today, October 14, France Presse (AFP).
This was a response to the statement made by the head of the Russian state that Moscow could redirect gas supplies via Nord Stream to the Black Sea and even create a major gas hub for Europe in Turkey.
“There is no point in creating a new infrastructure that would allow us to import even more Russian gas,” the Elysee Palace was quick to respond to this proposal.
Since the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipeline last month and Europe's refusal to start operating Nord Stream 2, Russian gas supplies to the EU have plummeted.
Earlier it became known that three gas leaks were discovered on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines. After that, Swedish seismologists suggested that underwater explosions could be the cause of the leak.