Russia says has not received gas payments from Ukraine-minister
ST PETERSBURG, Russia
ST PETERSBURG, Russia May 24 (Reuters) - Russia has still not received any new payment from Ukraine for natural gas supplies, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.
Russian state-run natural gas exporter Gazprom has threatened to halt deliveries to Ukraine on June 3 if Kiev does not pay for its gas in advance and does not start reducing its $3.5 billion gas debt. (Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)