Ukraine minister: Russia's turn to give ground on gas talks

WARSAW Thu May 15, 2014 10:53am EDT

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WARSAW (Reuters) - It is down to Russia to give ground to resolve the row with Ukraine over natural gas supplies, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak said on Thursday.

"We believe Ukraine has already made many concessions in the gas area, it is now time for Russia to make concessions," Shlapak said at the EBRD's annual meeting in the Polish capital. "The gas price has remained astronomically high."

(Reporting by Marc Jones; Writing by Christian Lowe)

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Popsiq wrote:
What has Ukraine ‘given’ other than the demand to pay half-price if they promise to think about paying their 3 year-old-bill.

It’s Russian gas letting Ukraine use it just means it won’t bbe tthere tto sell for more later. According to Kyiv, it owes nothing to Russia or Russian Ukrainians, but Russia still owes it much.

A typical welfare mentality.

May 15, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Popsiq wrote:
What has Ukraine ‘given’ other than the demand to pay half-price if they promise to think about paying their 3 year-old-bill.

It’s Russian gas letting Ukraine use it just means it won’t bbe tthere tto sell for more later. According to Kyiv, it owes nothing to Russia or Russian Ukrainians, but Russia still owes it much.

A typical welfare mentality.

May 15, 2014 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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