“Serbia has not done anything to contribute to this decision. For almost seven years, Serbia has invested a lot of work into this project. I think the project was good for Serbia, we did not back down from it even under severe pressure, but now we have to pay for the conflict between great [powers]”, Vucic told to Belgrade News Agency Tanjug.
The Prime Minister said he planned to attend the next UN Security Council meeting in New York, but would contact Russian President Vladimir Putin upon his return to Serbia.
Previously, it had been planned to build the main section of the pipeline in Serbia, at 422 kilometers in length.
In 2012, Gazprom announced the construction of the South Stream project across the Black Sea to reduce the possibility of unreliable gas transfer to central and southern Europe through Ukraine.