Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on sanctions against SyriaWorld February 28, 19:54
Gazprom to invest $1.7 bln in development of Kyrgyzstan’s gas supply system — PutinBusiness & Economy February 28, 19:29
Russian Foreign Ministry urges UN to influence Kiev to implement Minsk dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 28, 18:50
Russian, Turkish presidents to discuss purchase of S-400 systems — Erdogan’s adviserMilitary & Defense February 28, 18:43
Russian drone can reconnoiter targets at 500-meter altitude during 20 minutesMilitary & Defense February 28, 18:31
Expert warns US may quit arms reduction treaties, resume nuclear tests under TrumpWorld February 28, 17:45
Ex-Finance Minister Kudrin says oil price may slide below $55 per barrel in year’s timeBusiness & Economy February 28, 17:31
Russian Bandy Federation penalizes two clubs for bizarre own-goals matchSport February 28, 17:31
Two lion cubs discovered in Moscow’s industrial districtSociety & Culture February 28, 16:55
VIENNA, June 16. /TASS/. Slovakia is interested in keeping gas transit via Ukraine but does not rule out connecting its power network to the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Laichak said Tuesday.
"It is best and cheapest for us - for the EU and Russia - to continue using gas transit via Ukraine as this stream is the strongest and safest for all reasons. Of course, it’s necessary to have agreements between Russia, the EU and Ukraine to avoid using those contracts for political or other expediency by any side," he said.
"As for Turkish Stream of course we think if it materializes then Slovakia proposes Eastring project, which would connect Turkish Stream with Slovakia’s power network," Laichak said, adding that this would help solve the issue of energy security from north to south.
This idea was already offered during the visit of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico to Moscow on June 2, the Minister said.
"We have already signed a political declaration at the level of heads of Foreign Affairs Ministries of the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria," he said. "This Eastring project exists as plan B, if Russia makes decision /on suspending gas transit via Ukraine - TASS/ then we offer this variant, but plan A is still to continue transit," he added.