MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Gazprom said on Saturday it would pay Ukraine $2.9 billion as part of a wider gas package before Dec. 29 in return for Kiev dropping another legal case.
Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz were finalizing on Saturday a gas transit deal, to keep Russian gas exports to Europe flowing after the end of 2019.
Gazprom said Ukraine was expected to sign a legal settlement and withdraw all outstanding claims before Dec. 29.
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Masria Grabar, Andrey Kuzmin in Moscow and Natala Zinets in Kiev; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Edmund Blair
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