Ukraine Says It's Paying for Russian Gas

The squabble with Gazprom heated up Dec. 31 when Ukraine said it began paying its back debt for gas but the Russian firm denied it got the money

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said on Tuesday (30 January) that his country has started to repay a gas trade debt to Russia, but Gazprom said it did not receive the money yet and continues to threaten a cut off on 1 January.

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