Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine

Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine
# 01 July 2015 14:32 (UTC +04:00)

It comes a day after Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz announced it was suspending gas purchases from Russia.

That announcement came after EU-brokered talks aimed at keeping supplies running for three to six months broke down without agreement.

Gazprom said it halted the supply because Ukraine did not make an "advance payment" for July's delivery.

CEO Alexei Miller said Russia stopped delivering gas to Ukraine at 10:00 local time (07:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

"Gazprom won't deliver gas to Ukraine at any price without prepayment," he was quoted by Russian media as saying.

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