“Turkish stream” and NPP “Akkuyu” will not be frozen by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation

“Turkish stream” and NPP “Akkuyu” will not be frozen by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation


Major investment projects, such as the “Turkish stream” and NPP “Akkuyu” will continue to operate in the form in which prior to the adoption of a government resolution on measures against Turkey, said the head of Ministry of economic development.

BRUSSELS, 1 Dec. The implementation of major investment projects, including the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” and NPP “Akkuyu” is not frozen by a decree of the government of the Russian Federation, the prospects of these projects is the business of the companies, said the head of Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

“As for major investment projects, while no decisions about them freezing, to stop funding was taken. We therefore assume that they act in the form in which acted before the adoption of this resolution,” he said.

Previously, the Agency Reuters with reference to sources in “Gazprom” reported that Russia may suspend the construction of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea within the framework of economic restrictions against Turkey in response to the downed Russian bomber su-24. In “Gazprom” to make comments on information Reiter refused.

The speaker stressed that the suspension of work of the Commission on investment cooperation with Turkey is not related to the implementation of such projects as “Turkish stream” and the construction of NPP “Akkuyu”. “It’s a matter of economic entities, Gazprom and Rosatom and the government decision does not mean that they stop work,” he said. “These projects will not be frozen any decision related to the decree of the government, how they will work — it depends on them. The government didn’t freeze,” he said.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on measures to ensure national security and on the special economic measures against Turkey. Tuesday was promulgated decree of the government of the Russian Federation in the development of this decree.

In the list of special measures of Russia against Turkey were not mentioned such projects as “Turkish stream” and NPP “Akkuyu” and contains no references to potential constraints in their implementation. However, suspended the work of the intergovernmental Commission with Turkey on trade and economic cooperation, co-chaired by energy Ministers of the two countries and in which they discussed joint energy projects.