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*Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace between the former Soviet neighbours.
*Russia and Ukraine fail to agree on gas price. KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.
KIEV/ GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace in the former Soviet republic.
GORKI, Russia, June 16- Alexei Miller, CEO of Russian gas exporter Gazprom, accused Kiev on Monday of adopting an "unconstructive" position in gas talks and of using blackmail to try to get an "ultra-low" price.
GORKI, Russia, June 16- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow was ready to continue gas talks with Kiev if Ukraine fully paid down its debts for Russian gas supplies. "We should not end the possibility for dialogue.
MOSCOW, June 2- Russia's state nuclear firm Rosatom aims to grow its global order book to $100 billion this year, up 25 percent year-on-year, by securing new projects in Hungary, Kazakhstan, India and Iran, CEO Sergei Kiriyenko said on Monday. Rosatom has won a contract to build a new plant in Hungary and has agreed to build reactors in India and Kazakhstan this year.
MINSK, May 30- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday that Ukraine had informed Moscow that it had paid part of its gas debt, but indicated that state gas producer Gazprom had yet to receive the money. "Our Ukrainian partners said that they have transferred a certain part of the debt.
MOSCOW, May 24- Western sanctions will galvanize Russia into using the rouble as a currency for international trade, the country's prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Saturday.
MOSCOW, May 21- In 2010, a St. Petersburg businessman called Sergei Kolesnikov published an open letter to Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of Russia while Vladimir Putin held the post of prime minister. Among other things, Kolesnikov claimed that a luxurious estate was being built near the Black Sea for the benefit of Putin.
MOSCOW, May 21- In 2005, President Vladimir Putin personally ordered up a vast programme to improve Russia's poor healthcare facilities. Medvedev instructed Russia's top law enforcement agencies to make sure that "everyone who participated in this is seriously and sternly punished.
*Abolition of language law handed Moscow ammunition. *Moscow long tried to get strong foothold in Ukraine. While Putin has presented separatist violence in eastern Ukraine as spontaneous, interviews with Ukrainian politicians and security sources with knowledge of Russian thinking suggest months of detailed planning by Moscow.
MOSCOW, May 15- Middle East crude producers played down the threat of a competitive battle with Russia over Asian markets at a Moscow energy conference on Thursday, even while Russian comments emphasized its push to the east.
*Moscow offers gas talks if Kiev pays part of debt. MOSCOW/ KIEV, May 15- Moscow and Kiev took tentative steps on Thursday towards ending their standoff over the price of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine that has threatened to disrupt onward deliveries to western Europe.
MOSCOW, May 15- All consumers of Russian gas, including Ukraine, should abide by the simple rule that supplies should be paid for, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, calling for energy and politics to be kept separate.
SINGAPORE May 15- U.S. crude futures eased in early Asian trade on Thursday, but held above $102 a barrel after hitting three-week highs on the back of a draw on crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma conract delivery point.
MOSCOW, May 14- Russia will restart gas talks with Ukraine if its new leaders pay off at least part of its gas debt, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday, softening Moscow's stance in a dispute that has raised fears of a new "gas war".
MOSCOW, May 14- Russia may change its budget rule that limits government spending of oil revenues if the economy finds itself in a serious recession or if crude prices fall, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. "For now we have agreed... not to change the rule in a fundamental way," Medvedev told journalists at a briefing.
MOSCOW, May 14- Russia is ready to discuss price and conditions for gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev pays at least part of its gas debt, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. "Nobody ever said: hand over $4 billion straight away, rather show that you are ready to act... If they pay part of it, that's the minimum requirement for resuming talks, "he told reporters.
MOSCOW, May 12- Russia on Monday reiterated its threat to stop supplying Ukraine with natural gas if Kiev does not pay in advance for June deliveries, and said further talks on the issue were also contingent on payment.
*Biden says in Kiev that Russia must act to defuse crisis. KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 22- Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture.