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McCain Bullies Bulgaria to Ban Russian Gas Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Aug 4, 2014, 10:24 PM

Sen. John McCain (R.-Az.) has forbidden the government of Bulgaria to receive gas shipments from Russia.

The Moscow Times reports that, "Russia's Stroytransgaz, a company owned by sanctions-hit businessman Gennady Timchenko, has left the construction of the Bulgarian section of the South Stream gas pipeline, Timchenko told ITAR-Tass news agency in an interview."

Timchenko is quoted as saying that, "Yes, we won the tender, wanted to make our contribution to the common goal. But you see, [U.S. Senator] Mr [John] McCain went to Bulgaria and persuaded local authorities to waive our services."

According to the Moscow Times, "South Stream is designed to transport 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year under the Black Sea through Bulgaria to central and southern Europe, bypassing Ukraine, as Russia seeks to cement its position as Europe's dominant gas supplier."

Bulgaria has vowed to support Obama Sector Sanctions on Russia.

To read the entire article from the Moscow Times, link here:

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