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Russia to compensate Serbia for South Stream

Through energy cooperation, investments, ambassador says

10 December, 21:03

(ANSA) - BELGRADE - Russia could compensate Serbia for the damage suffered due to Moscow's decision to abbandon the plans for the construction of the South Stream pipeline, said the Russian Ambassador to Belgrade, Aleksandr Cepurin.

"I believe that part of the damage can be compensated - Russia plans to take into consideration Serbia's interests, which has already been a topic of the talks between the leaders of the two countries", said Cepurin as cited by Serbian media. The consequences of Russia's decision to stop the South Stream project have been at the centre of the telephone conversations between Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and their Russian counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev. The compensations could come not through collaborations in the energy field, but also through investments in other sectors, Cepurin said.(ANSA)

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