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ST. PETERSBURG, June 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have discussed the future of Russia-EU energy cooperation, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on Thursday.
"Energy interaction was discussed," he confirmed. While replying to an answer about chances for progress in Russia-EU energy dialog after the meeting between Putin and Juncker, Chizhov said that it is rather realistic to achieve good results.
"As of now, the European Commission has no joint stance on the Nord Stream project," the diplomat said. "Various subdivisions of the European Commission still continue debating whether the so-called Third Energy Package applies to the Nord Stream or not. We consider one of the European Commission's stances as correct," he said.
"They did not discuss sanctions. Sanctions are not an issue for the Russia-EU dialogue. We do not discuss the problem which was not created by Russia," Chizhov said.
Asked if Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker discussed the resumption of Russia-EU summits at their meeting earlier on Thursday, Chizhov said that the whole spectrum of Russia-EU relations had been part of agenda. "The summit is just part of that bloc of problems," he added.
"Now, we are discussing the need to resume these summits. I am not sure that they will take place twice a year as it used to be until recently. But of course it’s going to be a dialogue at a high level," Chizhov said.