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16.05.2014 Putin says Ukraine to pre-pay for gas, but Russia ready for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on May 15 that Moscow had been forced to introduce advance payments for deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine, but remains open for discussion to normalize the situation, RIA Novosti has reported.

13.05.2014 Russia threatens to cut gas deliveries to Ukraine

Russia on May 12 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, Reuters has said.