|Author (Person)||Gotev, Georgi|
Russia's president Vladimir Putin stated on 7 June 2016 that the country had not 'definitively' cancelled either the South Stream or Turkish Stream gas export pipeline projects, but needed a clear position on them from Europe.
Such statements were made following talks with Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said there were no legislative restrictions preventing Russian firms from taking part in the development of Israel’s offshore gas fields.
Russia had decided to freeze talks on Turkish Stream after a Russian military aircraft was shot down by a Turkish jet near the Syrian-Turkish border in November 2015. The South Stream project was stopped in late 2014 because of objections from the European Union on competition grounds.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Russia, Turkey|