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The Moscow Times: Kremlin pressures Ukraine to join alliance

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Sep. 16, 2012 16:22
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Moscow opposes Kyiv's efforts to integrate into the European Union and move away from the Kremlin's sphere of influence.
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A top Russian official said Saturday that Ukraine would continue paying a high price for natural gas imports unless it joined a Moscow-dominated alliance.

Kyiv, which relies on Russian natural gas for most of its energy needs, has long been courting Moscow to get a discount for gas imports since a 2009 agreement significantly increased the natural gas price.

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