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Friday, 11 April 2014 - 7:58
Putin warns Europe of gas shortages over Ukraine debts
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned European leaders that Ukraine's delays in paying for Russian gas have created a "critical situation".

Pipelines transiting Ukraine deliver Russian gas to several EU countries and there are fears that the current tensions could trigger gas shortages.

Pro-Russian separatists are holed up in official buildings in Donetsk and Luhansk, eastern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, a European human rights body has stripped Russia of voting rights.
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