Moscow says Ukraine must pay for gas for rebel-held regions - RIA


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  • Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he believed Kiev should pay for the supplies of Russian gas to rebel-held regions of Ukraine, RIA news agency reports.

His comments may mark a change of stance in Moscow where Russian officials have recently said Russian gas supplies for east Ukraine regions controlled by Moscow-backed rebels could be exempted from the contract with Kiev.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)

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