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Pipeline Politics
What TurkStream Means
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  • Kev

    FYI Ukraine earns $3 billion in transit fees from Gazprom annually. That’s approximately 5% of the entire Ukraine’s GDP! This money is critical to pro-Western regime’s survival, and after 2019 it will have to come from somewhere else (expect US taxpayers to chip in).

    Western “experts” say such projects to bypass Ukraine are uneconomic, but a pipe along the bottom of the sea is far cheaper to operate, since it eliminates East European rent-seekers from the equation. Nord Stream 1 already paid for itself.

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