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EurActiv.com: Russia twists Ukraine’s arm on gas pricing

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June 28, 2012, 3:44 p.m. |

Gas disputes between Moscow and Kyiv worry Gazprom's European customers because pricing conflicts have in the past disrupted Russian gas supplies to Europe, most of which flow through Ukraine.
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Russia insists on sticking to its current gas supply agreement with Ukraine despite repeated calls from Kyiv to renegotiate the deal, the head of Russia’s Gazprom says.

Gas disputes between Moscow and Kyiv worry Gazprom's European customers because pricing conflicts have in the past disrupted Russian gas supplies to Europe, most of which flow through Ukraine.

After failing to get a price discount from Moscow in prolonged negotiations throughout 2011, Ukraine has sought to cut the volume of its gas imports, which were set at 52 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year under a 2009 agreement.

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