MOSCOW, December 1. In the Kremlin, leave unanswered the question about the fate of Russian projects in Turkey for construction of Akkuyu NPP and pipeline “Turkish stream”.
The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the fate of these projects is run by the government.
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The representative of the Kremlin did not answer the question of journalists about the future of NPP construction and in the pipeline. “This is a question better directed to the government”, – he explained. Peskov said that in the presidential decree on application of special economic measures against Turkey, signed on November 28, it is emphasized that “the relevant list (Mer) drawn up by the government.” “We need to apply it there,” he repeated.
Earlier, a source familiar with the negotiations, reported that the discussion of the project “Turkish stream” will be suspended in connection with the termination of activity of the intergovernmental Commission Russia-Turkey. The press service of the Ministry of energy and Gazprom have so far refrained from commenting on this issue.
Meanwhile, the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that the government resolution on the introduction of sanctions against Turkey did not suspended the implementation of the projects.
Source: Russia and Turkey will suspend the discussion on the project “Turkish stream”
Answering the journalists ‘ question about the connection of the suspension of the Russian-Turkish intergovernmental Commission with these projects, the speaker said, “No, no investigation no. The work of the intergovernmental Commission is one thing, but the work of economic entities, in this case we are talking about “Gazprom” and “Rosatom”, in no way fall under these restrictions”.
He added that the suspension of the Commission’s work does not mean that all economic entities to terminate their relationship. “What will be the work of the entities, it depends on them, the government did not freeze the projects,” Ulyukayev said.
Attack on Russian bomber has led to a sharp deterioration in relations between the countries
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on November 28 signed a decree “On measures for safeguarding national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of citizens from criminal and other unlawful acts and on application of special economic measures against the Turkish Republic.” The document, including a ban or restriction on imports from Turkey of certain goods, the list of which is set by the government.
As previously reported, the fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on November 24 shot down a Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.
The defense Ministry claims that the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber would have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations. According to the head of state, the Turkish air force attack on the Russian plane, which was involved in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, is a “stab in the back” of Russia.