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Russia minister recommends EU partners to launch construction of gas hub infrastructure

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian energy minister Alexander Novak has recommended European partners to launch the construction of gas hub infrastructure on Turkey-Greece border right away.

“We assume that the transit agreement (on gas transit to Europe through Ukraine) terminates in 2019, gas will be supplied to European consumers via Turkey-Greece border,” Novak said at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday. “The European Commission and consuming countries need to shortly agree on their own infrastructure development, so that the European consumers will properly receive gas. We think that this work should be done in the shortest possible time as it takes years to implement this kind of big projects, and the work should be started (right away) so that the gas is received in the mid-term,” he said.