Newscast Media MOSCOW—The head of Russia’s state-run energy company Gazprom
said Friday that Ukraine has stopped paying for Russian gas supplies, which could
trigger a repetition of 2009’s so-called “gas war” between the two countries.
According to Alexei Miller, crisis-hit Ukraine owes Russia about $1.89 billion in unpaid
natural gas bills after failing to pay for February supplies.
“This violates our contract and international trade practices. We cannot supply
natural gas for free,” Miller told reporters in Moscow. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>