Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said now European countries should be building onshore links for the Turkish Stream on their own at an exclusive interview with Reuters.
"Now counties should be building (onshore links) on their own. The routes could be different - they may come to Italy if they want. This is not our business anymore," he said.
Austrian oil and gas company OMV has said it continues consultations with Russian energy giant Gazprom on the South Stream gas pipeline project.
According to a media statement of the company, as cited by TASS, talks between OMV and Gazprom are ongoing.
Italy's Sapiem, majority owned by Eni, announced that it had been notified about the suspension of the project.
Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japanâs Toshiba group, on building the countryâs third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said.
The talks will continue for six months and will be conducted by Turkish state-owned electricity generation company EÃAS, Turkish energy officials said Nov. 25.