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Monday, 16 June 2014 - 7:07
Russia threatens to cut off Ukraine's gas after talks fail.
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Russia threatened to cut off Ukraine's gas later today after the two sides failed to strike a deal that would have saved Europe from supply disruptions, stoking the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

Ukraine hosted the last-gasp talks hoping to avoid an energy crisis compounding the new pro-Western leaders' problems as they confront a two-month separatist insurgency threatening the very survival of their ex-Soviet state.

But a top official from Russia's state gas firm Gazprom told AFP that the EU-brokered talks that stretched through the night had failed to bridge the two sides' acrimonious disagreement over price and how much debt Kiev exactly owed Moscow.
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