This was announced by Russian Ambassador to Bulgaria Anatoly Makarov.

“I asked him directly: Mr. Boyko Borisov, when will Russian gas go to Serbia (via Bulgaria. - RT )? He said: May 31. I say: may 31? Well, that’s how I inform Moscow that on May 31 gas from Russia via the Balkan gas pipeline (Balkan fragment of the Turkish Stream. - RT ) will go to Serbia, ”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier, the Executive Director of Bulgartransgaz, Vladimir Malinov, announced the readiness of Bulgaria for the transit of gas to Greece and Northern Macedonia from the Turkish Stream gas pipeline from January 1, 2020.

On December 4, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that Bulgaria deliberately delays the construction of the Turkish Stream on its territory.

Borisov later explained that the delay was due to the “mandatory procedures” of the European Union.