Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and state-controlled Gazprom chief Alexei Miller meet to discuss the disrupted gas supplies to Europe. The European Union gets a fifth of its gas from pipelines that cross Ukraine.
Russia shut off gas supplies to Ukraine for the second time in three years over a payments dispute, stirring up concerns of interruption of natural-gas shipments to Europe. How will the new gas crisis be resolved this time?
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned of "severe consequences" if Ukraine disrupts Russian gas supplies to the EU. Kiev had earlier threatened to divert energy transports if no new deal was signed with Gazprom.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said there was a 50% chance that Russia would cut gas supplies to Ukraine if its Ukrainian counterpart Naftogaz is unable to settle some 2 million euros worth of unpaid gas deliveries.
Russian energy giant Gazprom has warned its European clients that a conflict with Ukraine over unpaid debts could affect deliveries to Europe. Ukraine is a major transit point for Russian gas supplies to the Continent.
Russian PM Vladimir Putin said the "era of cheap gas" was over, prompting fears that a newly created Qatar-based forum aimed at coordinating gas policy could turn into an equivalent of oil cartel OPEC.