UN should prohibit the terrorist state of Russia from building underwater pipelines

August 04, 2022

Russia managed to build the TurkStream and Blue Stream underwater pipelines and continues to use them for monitoring and transmission of information about vessels passing close to those pipelines.

Maksym Bielawski, Razumkov Center’s leading expert on energy programs, told about this on the air of the Public Radio.

"Russia managed to build the TurkStream and Blue Stream underwater pipelines. TurkStream runs diagonally across the Black Sea in a free economic zone. No ship will be able to pass there unnoticed," says Bielawski. According to his words, the Russians use transcontinental pipelines to monitor the seas.

Noteworthy, Russia approved a new maritime doctrine, replacing the previous one adopted in 2015.

The new doctrine makes emphasis on global rivalry with the USA, creation of new Russian naval bases around the world, and build-up of the Black Sea Fleet. Russia plans to build new Navy maintenance stations in Asia and Pacific to "monitor safety of maritime transport communications in that region."

In the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Russia plans, among other things, to "comprehensively strengthen the geopolitical position of the Russian Federation in the region" and "improve and strengthen the Black Sea Fleet task force, develop its infrastructure in the Crimea and on the coast of the Krasnodarsky Kray."

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"