Bosnian Serb Leader Meets With Putin For Talks On Gas, Balkan Issues

Bosnian Serb Leader Meets With Putin For Talks On Gas, Balkan Issues

Andrew H. Sweet

The two men reportedly discussed plans for a "second line" of the TurkStream pipeline, which already delivers Russian gas to the region via the Black Sea.

The pipeline extension should be jointly owned by Gazprom and the Republika Srpska side as part of a deal that would also include constructing two gas power plants, Dodik said before leaving for Moscow.

TurkStream is an essential element in Russia's strategy to bypass Ukraine with its natural gas supplies to Europe, along with the Nord Stream and the still-contentious Nord Stream 2 projects.

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