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Monday, 16 June 2014 - 16:34
Ukraine crisis: Russia halts gas supplies to Kiev
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Ukraine says Russia has cut off all gas supplies to Kiev, in a major escalation of a dispute between the two nations.

Russia's state-owned gas giant Gazprom said Ukraine had to pay upfront for its gas supplies, after Kiev failed to settle its huge debt.

Gazprom had sought from Kiev $1.95 billion dollars (£1.15bn) - out of $4.5bn it says it is owed - by

The Russian firm said it would continue to supply gas to Europe.

 
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