CEO of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) Serhiy Makogon wrote on Facebook on April 4:
- From April 1, gas supplies to Romania are fully provided by Bulgaria through TurkStream 2
- Now, southward transit via Ukraine is carried out only for Moldovan consumers
Thus, following the launch of Turkish Stream 1 and 2, Ukraine's GTS has lost all positions in transmitting gas to Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria.
- If the extension of TurkStream through Bulgaria and Serbia is completed, Gazprom will transfer gas transit to Hungary, also via TurkStream 2
- For Ukraine, this means extra losses of 10-12 billion m3 in transit annually
In addition to transit revenue losses, gas transit is an important element of Ukraine's energy and military security.
Turkish Stream is a gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Krasnodar to Turkey, bypassing Ukraine.
The capacity of each branch is 15.75 billion m3 of gas per year, which completely replaces the southern route of the Ukrainian GTS (30 bcm a year).