Home > News > World
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 8:30:02 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014 MYT 8:31:22 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has informed several European leaders about the "critical situation" over Ukraine's natural gas debt and about a possible impact on the transit of gas to Europe, Russian news agencies said on Thursday.
Putin expressed "extreme concern about the situation surrounding Ukraine's gas debts and ... supplies of gas to the European Union," state-run RIA cited Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, as saying.
State-controlled gas producer Gazprom stopped pumping gas to Ukraine during price disputes in the winters of 2005-2006 and 2008-2009, leading to reduced supplies in European countries that receive Russian gas via pipelines that cross Ukraine.
Gazprom says Ukraine owes $2.2 billion for gas supplies and missed the deadline for paying for its March supplies.
(Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
Erdogan aims to turn Turkey into major defence industry power
Libyan prime minister says survives assassination attempt
Vatican's Australian-born budget chief cooperates with child abuse inquiry
Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack on Kabul guesthouse
Japan, Philippines to deepen ties as China asserts sea claims
Over 2,500 migrants still adrift, UN says ahead of SE Asia meeting
MATTA launches GST navigator
Fantasy world comes to life
Construction sectors lift cement maker’s profit
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)