Gazprom Warns of as Sales Suspension to Ukraine Over Unpaid Bills

Friday, March 07, 2014

Reuters - Gazprom issued a thinly veiled warning on Friday that it could stop shipping gas to Ukraine over unpaid bills, increasing pressure on Kiev and raising the prospect of potential cuts in supplies to Europe.

"Either Ukraine makes good on its debt and pays for current supplies, or there is risk of returning to the situation of early 2009," Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said.

Gazprom halted gas supplies to Ukraine at the beginning of 2009, which led to reductions in supplies of Russian gas to Europe during a cold winter.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Steve Gutterman)

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