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Ukraine, Russia Hold New Talks In Gas Dispute

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June 14, 2014 AT 12:24 PM
Officials from the Russian and Ukrainian state gas companies met in Kiev to try to resolve a knotty dispute over how much Ukraine owes Russia for past natural gas deliveries, and what price Ukraine should pay for future supplies. European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger joined the talks Saturday, along with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the heads of Ukraine's Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom companies. Talks broke off last week after Ukraine balked at Russia's latest price demand. Russia also says if the dispute is not solved by Monday, it will start demanding payment in advance for gas deliveries to Ukraine.