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Moscow abandons neither South Stream nor Turkish Stream — Putin

The Russian president says the country needs a cear position of the European Commission to continue working on the projects

MOSCOW, June 7. /TASS/.Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow does not abandon either the South Stream or Turkish Stream pipeline, but is waiting for a clear position of the European Commission on these issues.

"As for our export routes (gas supply) in the Black Sea, there are certain difficulties of a political nature with Turkey," the Russian president told reporters after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"But we definitely did not abandon any of the projects - either South Stream, or Turkish Stream. We just need a clear position of the European Commission," Putin said.