The project “South stream” is stopped, any offers from Europe for its renewal had not been received. This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“Project “South stream” does not exist, it is closed, no work is carried out, the project was stopped in connection with the corresponding position of the European Commission”, — he said, Recalling that the EC has not changed its position on the project.
Earlier on 18 March, the EU Ambassador in Russia Vygaudas Usackas said that the EU is ready to discuss proposals for South stream, if they appear, however, projects must comply with the third energy package.
A few days ago, on March 16, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov admitted the possibility of resumption of the “South stream”. “From an objective point of view, from the point of view of Europe’s demands for Russian gas, such a prospect is,” he said.
The closing of the project Russia announced on 1 December 2014. The reason of this decision, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the EU’s position, which was allegedly persuaded Bulgaria to suspend work on the project from their side. It was planned that South stream will be laid across the Black sea from the compressor station at Beregovaya in Russia to Bulgaria.