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Gazprom warns Ukraine it could cut gas exports

AFP, Friday 7 Mar 2014
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Russian energy giant Gazprom on Friday warned Ukraine it could cut off gas exports if the new authorities in Kiev did not pay a bill for debt that now stands at $1.89 billion.

"Ukraine has de-facto stopped paying for gas... We cannot deliver gas for free. Either Ukraine pays the debt and pays for current supplies or the risk appears of a return to the situation at the start of 2009," said Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller, quoted by Russian news agencies.

Gazprom in 2009 cut off gas to Ukraine in a move that also left much of the EU without supplies.

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