Russian PM plays down talk of gas wars, warns Ukraine on EU




 
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Russian PM plays down talk of gas wars, warns Ukraine on EU
 
November 1st, 2013  
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Russian PM plays down talk of gas wars, warns Ukraine on EU
By Stephen Adler and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he saw no reason for Moscow to cut gas supplies to Ukraine over an unpaid bill for now, playing down talk of an imminent "gas war" that might disrupt gas flows to Europe. In an interview with Reuters, he denied Russia's demands for payment had anything to do with opposition to Ukraine signing agreements with the European Union this month which would mark a historic shift away from former imperial master Moscow. But the 48-year-old former president said the "special relationship" between the two former Soviet republics would change if Ukraine moved closer to Europe and that Kiev should no longer come to Moscow seeking loans.




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