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Russia eyes Med but will keep Ukraine transit – Putin

Ukraine’s gas transit system was under discussion on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum last week Ukraine’s gas transit system was under discussion on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum last week.
By Joshua Posaner, Paul Sampson and Staff reporter 20 June 2016 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 20726
Gazprom’s CEO discussed the possibility of a Black Sea pipeline with representatives from EDF at SPIEF. (Gazprom)

When Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Greece at the end of May as part of a heavyweight delegation that included Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller, he said plans to supply Russian gas to the EU via new southern export routes were "still on the agenda".

Plans for the Turkish Stream pipeline were put aside after a Russian fighter jet was shot down in Turkish airspace last November, however, and Moscow has been investigating other options.

Speaking on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg...