(AGI) Moscow, July 1 - Russia will proceed with the SouthStream gas pipeline projects "despite the difficulties," saidRussia's President Vladimir Putin. The president said Russiafeels it has always been a reliable supplier of energy toEurope and it has invested in the development of gasinfrastructure. "In cooperation with the European companies, wehave built North Stream and despite the known difficulties, weshall go ahead with the South Stream project," Putin said. . .