Moscow’s decision to drop the South Stream gas pipeline was the “logical conclusion to a prolonged story,” politicians in Bulgaria say.
“This [decision to halt South Stream] is really bad for Bulgaria,” Tass news agency quoted Bulgarian MP Borislav Borisov as saying. “We have lost an essential project. I was surprised by the news, but, perhaps, Russia’s decision is natural, as the Bulgarian government hasn’t been actively engaged in this project in recent years.”
Borisov said Russia’s decision was a “logical conclusion to a prolonged story,” as it couldn’t wait forever to hear a positive reply from Bulgaria.