[QODLink]
Europe

Russia demands Ukraine pay its gas bill

Moscow insists Kiev owes $3.5bn in unpaid bills, but Ukraine refuses to pay and calls for international arbitration.

Last updated: 02 May 2014 20:45
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Officials from Europe, Ukraine and Russia have met in Poland to try and resolve a dispute over gas supplies and prices.

Moscow said Kiev now owes $3.5bn towards its gas bill.

Alexander Novak, Russia's energy minister, said that state-owned Gazprom might cut back on deliveries if Ukraine does not pay it's June bill in advance.

But at Friday's three-way talks in Warsaw, Ukraine again insisted that it would not pay the money to the Russian gas company and demanded international arbitration.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Moscow.

89

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.