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08.06.2016 15:56
Putin: Moscow Has Not Abandoned South Stream, Turkish Stream
When commenting on Polish authorities' statement on an intention to abandon Russia gas supplies after a contract ends, Putin said that on an official level "Polish colleagues have not abandoned anything"

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Moscow has not completely abandoned South Stream or Turkish Stream gas pipeline projects, however, it is necessary to know that stance of the European Commission, Russian president Vladimir Putin said during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow on Tuesday.

"We just need a clear European Commission position, which should be clear, intelligible and unambiguous. This does not yet exist, for neither project", Putin said as quoted by Sputnik.

"As for export routes [for gas supplies] on the bottom of the Black Sea, we have some political difficulties with Turkey," Putin said.

When commenting on Polish authorities' statement on an intention to abandon Russia gas supplies after a contract ends, Putin said that on an official level "Polish colleagues have not abandoned anything".

If Poland's state-run PGNiG energy company decides not to renew a long-term gas contract with Russia after 2022, Gazprom will offer gas supplies to any other customer in Europe or look for other markets outside the continent, Putin said.

It is possible that Russian companies develop a gas field in Israel.

There was a problem limiting us in the development of gas fields with all companies, with its resolution allowing us to broaden and develop our gas fields with any company. We were able to resolve the problem, so our doors are open to all companies from all countries that have substantial experience in developing gas fields, including Russia, of course", Netanyahu stated at the press conference.

TAGS: Putin | South Stream | Turkish Stream | gas | natural gas | Poland | Turkey | PGNiG | Israel | Netanyahu 

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